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our desperate need to belong | prequel | uneven 34

12:30am. Sleep again evades me. My brain fixates on my lifelong need for approval and acceptance. And yet, after 58 years, I may finally be doing something solely for myself — and it feels good.


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0:00:00 you ever have that thought?

0:00:51 woke up at 12:30

0:01:12 change has consequences

0:02:14 realization that people move on

0:04:25 we are not as important as we think we are

0:05:14 desperate need to belong

0:06:17 10 years as an outsider

0:07:38 recent changes / missing out

0:08:18 realization / right choice to leave

0:09:04 my desperate need for approval

0:09:40 my 6th grade girlfriend

0:11:28 need for external validation

0:12:27 this podcast is for me

0:13:31 thanks for listening & feedback

0:15:30 that life or death need to belong

0:16:51 this podcast lifts my spirits

0:17:27 everyday guests on the podcast

0:17:50 distorted thoughts in sleepless nights

0:19:54 in closing


Recording Info

— RECORDED: Tuesday, April 2, 2024

— LOCATION: Colorado


The Podcast





Welcome to “uneven,” a podcast about life, anxiety, and being human. In such a chaotic world, how do we better our lives and the lives of those around us? Maybe, just maybe, we might find a few solutions together. Join veteran podcaster D E Foster as he explores the intimate struggles so many of us experience — often in silence. I hope you’ll join us.


The uneven podcast is for general information purposes only and should never be considered medical, psychological, or any other form of health advice. Health-related information provided is not a substitute for professional advice and should not be used to diagnose or treat health problems or to prescribe any medical devices, psychological treatments, or other remedies. Never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it.

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uneven theme music

— TITLE: From the Earth

— ARTIST: Humans Win

— PUBLISHER: Lance Conrad (BMI)


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