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60 Mindful Minutes

Jan 18, 2022

Friends are not just nice to have; they make us mentally and physiologically healthy, and they add contentment, meaning and joy to our lives. But not all friendships are created equally. In her new book, How to Break Up with Your Friends: Finding Meaning, Connection, and Boundaries in Modern Friendships, author Erin Falconer invites us to take stock of the friendships in our lives, not only to see which friendships may not be serving us but to also see ways to deeply commit to those that do. 

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Guest Bio

Erin Falconer is the editor in chief and co-owner of Pick the Brain, — one of the most popular and trusted self-improvement communities on the web — and co-host of the Pick the Brain Podcast. Pick the Brain has been named in over 100 “Best of the Web” lists, and Refinery29 named Erin one of the Top 10 Women Changing the Digital Landscape for Good. Erin is also the co-founder of LEAFtv, a video lifestyle brand for millennials, and is the author of How to Break Up with Your Friends: Finding Meaning, Connection, and Boundaries in Modern Friendships and How to Get Sh*t Done, a productivity book for women. She has had a varied career that includes screenwriter stand-up comedian, political consultant, and is now proudly, heavily invested in the online blogging world.


Host Bio

Kristen Manieri is the author of Better Daily Mindfulness Habits: Simples Changes with Lifelong Impact (July 2021: Rockridge Press). She’s certified both as a habits coach and mindfulness teacher. She specializes in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, focus, habit formation, rest rituals, and prioritizing personal well-being. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 140 authors and thought-leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional AND joyful life. Learn more at


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