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Becoming Your Own Best Friend with Lee Hopkins

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Coach Lee Hopkins (he/him/his) is a transgender man who helps people create lasting friendships. After struggling with loneliness most of his life, he’s tried various ways to resolve it— including moving across the US twice, then creating his own successful American Idol-style karaoke club to transitioning from female to male—he’s learned the only way to create meaningful connections is through loving himself.

Lee reveals how his change from a woman to a man impacted his relationships with his family and those who were close to him and how this has continued to evolve over time.

I ask Lee what does it mean to be a friend to yourself? How can it contribute to making lasting friendships?

Lee shares steps that one can one take to become a friend to themselves.

We  chat about what keeps us from being connected with others, even though we may want to be?

Lee shares the benefits of developing intimacy with yourself and what one can do to deepen their connections with acquaintances? Lee gives us some techniques for how to love and be true to yourself including meditation & journaling.

Coach Lee provides us with Patterns of Possibilities.