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Sep 14, 2018

“My greatest wish, apart from staying at Green Gables, is to have a bosom friend.” L.M. Montgomery’s beloved character, Anne Shirley, from the Anne of Green Gablesbooks describes her dream and hope to have a friend in her life. For Alysa, these books and the1985 TV series of the same name imprinted the love...


Sep 7, 2018

Have you ever been in a joyful mood, but it completely changed by the emotions your friends were experiencing? Simply put, do you consider how your emotion impacts other people and how other’s emotions impact you? Lance Bennett, from the University of Iowa, is back to chat with Alysa about his research on emotional...


Aug 31, 2018

Like in a video game, do you have the resources to LEVEL UP your friendship? Alysa’s interview with friends, Ana and Elaura, from the PopPrismPower podcast will make you want to do just that! In this episode, we talk about the development of their friendship through their favorite pop culture-y things that turned into...


Aug 24, 2018

Get your pencils, calculators, textbooks, and…friends? Yes, it’s back to school time and, for many young people, they’ll be heading to college as first year students, returning students, or transfer students. However, loneliness and concern about making friends is a critical issue so Alysa chats with Ellen...


Aug 17, 2018

In the third installment of the Best Forevers Book Club, Alysa makes Claire read another book from her childhood and, this time, it’s all about clean scandal and lack of decorum! We discuss Ann M. Martin’s best-selling series, The Babysitter’s Club, with a dive into the first book, Kristy’s Great Idea. Clubs...