Jay Shifman is an open book. A vulnerable storyteller and stigma-destroying speaker, podcaster, and event host, Jay's story of struggle is familiar to the millions of people the world over who also struggle with issues of mental health, substance misuse, and addiction. Now in long-term recovery, it is Jay's mission to encourage difficult conversations and honest education concerning these and similar struggles. Jay founded his company, Choose Your Struggle, in 2015 with two distinct goals; ending stigma and ensuring that those who struggle receive the help they deserve. A fervent believer in radical honesty and the simple fact that neither struggle nor recovery should be treated as a one-size-fits-all experience, Jay uses his voice, and his platforms to educate, entertain, and empower. Looking to make these conversations even more accessible, Jay launched the Choose Your Struggle podcast in early 2020. In a short amount of time, Choose Your Struggle is already in the top .2% of worldwide listenership and has cracked numerous top lists and venerable rankings. The show combines vulnerable storytelling and expert education around the topics of mental health, substance misuse & recovery, and drug use & policy. Past guests have included former congress member Katie Hill, celebrated authors John Hudak and Gregg Clunis, and advocates Tessa Xuan, Elizabeth Mckissick, and Michelle Kuei. An accomplished orator in his own right, Jay has numerous speaking and storytelling events to his name. He prides himself on his practiced approach of drawing in the listener while discussing hard topics in a way that puts a human face on struggles that we often discuss in a dehumanizing way. Not content with only one platform, in 2021 Jay began producing two narrative event series, Rock Bottom Storytellers and A Day in the Life, which give voice to shared experiences, normalize discussing periods of struggle, and seek to build a community around our shared cultural love of a good story! Both events are currently virtual with the hope that in a post-covid world they can be produced for a stage near you! Holding a BA in Psychology from Northern Kentucky University and with over a decade of lived and professional experience in the field, Jay has put in numerous hours of independent learning acquiring certifications in mental health, substance misuse and addiction, and drug policy. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Lauren, and their dog, Nell. For more information, visit:http://www.jayshifman.com ( www.jayshifman.com) or find him on your favorite social media platform. FIND JAY HERE: https://jay.campsite.bio/ (https://jay.campsite.bio/) CONNECT WITH JENN: https://linktr.ee/momofeighteen The podcast is for those of you who know that there is more to life and that our true authentic souls are built for greatness. You are built with strength and love that is meant to shine through times of conflict and times of celebration. You are ready to get to work and live with your true purpose. FB PAGE - Mom's Running It https://www.facebook.com/momofeighteen (https://www.facebook.com/momofeighteen) BLOG http://www.momsrunningit.com (www.momsrunningit.com) Rate the podcast - it helps SO much! https://ratethispodcast.com/thenakedpodcaster (https://ratethispodcast.com/thenakedpodcaster) Proverbs 3:5-6 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Support this podcast
Many parents find normal sex behavior and development confusing. Parents often wonder if their child's sexual behavior is normal. Certified sex therapist Dr. Tina Sellers talks about parenting and sexual health and give parents a better understanding of “what to expect and when” in terms of their child's sexual development. Resources for Shameless parenting In her newest book, Dr. Tina's goal is to help parents or caregivers foster healthy sexual choices and attitudes in their children. She believes comprehensive sex education is the best way to protect children when they get involved with sex later, to make safe sexual choices, to lower teen pregnancy rate, to lower STI rates, etc. The book was made to be a handout that doctors, teachers, parents, therapists, and other educators could easily use and refer to when dealing with sexual developments in young children.Moreover, since shame is one of the things that could get in the way for parents to become the best sex educator that they wanted to be, Dr. Tina also emphasizes ways to soothe the self and heal from that, along with streamlined resources and websites that could effectively help overcome that shame. Sexual Development in children It is critical for parents and caregivers to get a greater understanding around sexual development and behaviors in children. Dr. Tina's book was developed in hopes of creating a better understanding of these developments. It can be difficult to recognize that, like adults, children are sexual beings. Children will be curious about sex, sexuality, and the human body. The book can serve as cheat sheets for parents to get some general information on common and uncommon behaviors based on age groups. Parents can also find suggestions for conversations that parents can have with their children to help encourage healthy sexual development. Normalizing sexual behaviors Healing comes from knowing that there are sexual behaviors that are normal in children and that shame was never an appropriate feeling. Kids will do what kids will do from harmless curiosity. The evolving sexuality that we have is always beautiful and creative, and the fact that the society that we live in has just never gotten it right is tragic. Wrong notions and misinformation can crush a child's developing sexuality and can get traumatized with profound effects. Managing reactivity for parents It is important to ask your kids questions and listen very carefully to what they have to say about what's going on in their world. It can be scary for parents to get sort of a bird's eye view of what the world is like for their kids but not knowing will not be helpful either. Parents need to learn to manage reactivity within themselves.Joining a parents' group where you can start talking to each other about what it is like for you or just having a place to talk through your own reactivity and your own fear can be helpful. Know that your kids need your calm presence and just knowing that you got their back no matter what. Parents need to be conscious of their reactions because kids could easily pick it up as shaming or judging. Biography: Tina Schermer Sellers, PhD has had a distinguished career as a marriage and family therapist, medical family therapist, and certified sex therapist. She is also a professor, researcher, author, and speaker. She has won numerous awards and been featured on radio, TV, and podcasts. As the founder and Medical Director of the Northwest Institute on Intimacy, and the community group ThankGodForSex.org she speaks to audiences across the country about the difference sexual health and sexual health training can make for the individual and professional.Her award-winning book, Sex, God, and the Conservative Church – Erasing Shame from Sexual Intimacy reveals the devastation caused by sexual shame in the wake of the purity and abstinence-only movements and reveals the path to healing for both clinician and client. When not speaking and writing, you will find Tina delighting in her year-old granddaughter! Resources and links: www.tinaschermersellers.com www.instituteonintimacy.com www.4-DNetwork.com www.ThankGodForSex.org www.SheIsCalled.com Instagram: @drtinashameless Affiliate links to books: Sex, God, and the Conservative Church – Erasing Shame from Sexual Intimacy – https://amzn.to/2H2vTVV From Diapers to Dating: A Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children – From Infancy to Middle School – https://amzn.to/2Ew4oCi More info: Sex Health Quiz – https://www.sexhealthquiz.com The Course – https://www.intimacywithease.com The Book – https://www.sexwithoutstress.com Podcast Website – https://www.intimacywithease.com Access the Free webinar: How to want more sex without it feeling like a chore: https://intimacywithease.com/masterclass Better Sex with Jessa Zimmermanhttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/better-sex/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/213-shameless-parenting-dr-tina-schermer-sellers
“That was a really, really low point for someone who should've known better. I was a hormone expert, and I completely destroyed my hormones,” shares Dr. Brooke Kalanick, licensed naturopathic doctor, author, and host of popular podcast, The Dr. Brooke Show. As someone who suffers from PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) herself, Brooke specializes in helping women identify the root cause of their hormone imbalances and get back to feeling better with targeted diet and lifestyle changes. On today's episode, Brooke discusses her personal burnout story and how it continues to inform her day-to-day life. Several factors contributed to the height of Brooke's burnout. On the one hand, she was co-authoring a book about fat loss, which prompted her to enter into a damaging and dysfunctional diet and exercise cycle. Combined with a jarring personal attack in an Amazon review and an untimely injury, Brooke suddenly found herself losing the sense of balance she had worked so hard to build. Today, Brooke explains to listeners how she overcame her burnout and gained a newfound sense of authenticity and self-awareness in the process. Tune into today's episode of FRIED. The Burnout Podcast for a conversation with Dr. Brooke Kalanick about the impacts of stress, particularly on women's hormones, and how hormone disturbances can lead to significant health issues in all areas of the body. Hear Dr. Brooke's story of facing her greatest fear head on and coming out on the other side better for it. Quotes • “That was a really really low point for someone who should've known better. Right? I was a hormone expert and I completely destroyed my hormones.” (06:10-06:16) • “When you have some sort of other diagnosis, there is more stuff for your body to get back to homeostasis. There's more stuff going on. I think with the wellness world, and the sound bytes on social media, and the way functional medicine is talked about, we're always after the root cause. Which in theory is great. But if you're in a place where you're burnt out, you've gone through all this stuff, time has gone on, you've ignored symptoms for a long time. You don't have one root cause. Your digestion is a mess, your nutrients are a mess, you've probably got some really key nutrients that are off, you've got inflammation, oxidative stress. You might have tripped an autoimmune thyroid condition, now you've got a gut infection, there's so many things. I think we've done a disservice to women especially when you come in and you're like, ‘I'm gonna get to your one root cause.' And then we find one thing and we work on it and they're like, ‘Well I'm not totally better yet.' It's really more like taking one of your favorite sweaters and pulling on a thread on it, it's going to take a lot to undo the whole web and to pull it all apart.” (11:45-12:51) • “There's some real value in facing your biggest fear and then having to look at like why on earth was that my biggest fear?” (17:48-17:54) • “For me, I had certain values going into that first experience and they were more recognition, more money, more success, all of these things. I very much have different goals now. Obviously being a mother was something that changed…there was I think a place for me to rein myself in better.” (26:19-26:46) • “I think I learned the hard way that it's better to just share my pain and my experience and hope that less people will think I'm perfect and more people will feel like, ‘Oh, she understands me.'” (27:37-27:47) • “Things are stressful, because you care about them. For better or for worse, whether it's being driven by an insecurity or you actually love your child or your husband or your family, you wouldn't be stressed out if you didn't care. So, I think the first thing to recognize is that it's okay that you're stressed….Now are you going to deal with it?” (29:11-29:30) Links www.betterbydrbrooke.com www.instagram.com/betterbydrbrooke https://www.linkedin.com/in/brookekalanick/ https://betterbydrbrooke.com/5-pillars-opt-in/ https://caitdonovan.com/freebie-values XOXO, C If you know that it's time to actually DO something about the burnout cycle you've been in for too long - book your free consult today: bit.ly/callcait Podcast production and show notes provided by HiveCast.fm
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dadAWESOME We're on a mission to add LIFE to the dad life. We're passionate about helping dads live fully alive as they lead their kids to God's awesomeness. | YouTube | Instagram | Facebook Matt Anderson Matt and his wife, Robin, have been leading in local church ministry for almost 25 years. They've served churches in Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Arizona. Matt and Robin met in college, at Anderson University (Indiana). They love desert living with their three boys: Connor (2001), Calvin (2004), and Charlie (2010). Together, Matt and Robin love traveling to new places, exploring great restaurants, and long walks. Matt loves being outside - hiking, running, and golf. He's a fan of college sports (War Eagle!) and all things SEC even though they live in the southwest. Matt and Robin love being a part of the local church and God's mission to redeem and restore all people through the love of Jesus. Dallas dadAWESOME Meet-Up Join us at 7:30pm on Thursday, January 27th for the Dallas Area Meet-Up RSVP here Show Notes: 2:35 - Andy Stanley Quote: "Relationships are built on small, consistent deposits of time. You can't cram for what's most important. If you want to connect with your kids, you've got to be available consistently, not randomly" 3:18 - When it comes to parenting, you can't get near the end and just cram a bunch in and hope that it sticks. It's more about the long game... these little investments of time over time, which will pay off in the long haul." 4:02 - ... "his goal of parenting and what they kept in their minds was they wanted their kids to come home after they left home. They wanted their kids to have a relationship with them that they could invest over the long haul. 5:36 - "We would go away some summers for three weeks and no distractions out of town. So we're not here where work is calling and the different things are calling. And it was this summer rhythm that our kids grew to love and we grew to love because, I mean, uninterrupted, two to three weeks with your family in a place away from home, away from the normal, I would say that's one of the things I've been most thankful for..." 7:45 - Story of Matt's dad and his grandfather 9:34 - "I grew up without a grandfather on that side, and my dad never knew really the approval of his father that all of us need. I think we all need to know that our our fathers look at us and say, I approve of you. You know, I'm I'm proud of you. I love you. And so my dad intentionally because he didn't get that, did that with us. He he continually. We never we never doubted that our parents loved us." 11:35 - "I think we all grew up in an environment. We all grew up with a certain perspective. And if we're not intentional, we just repeat so many rhythms of our past, including the painful pieces that can can really hurt kids over time" 12:02 - Story of when Matt's parents divorced 13:33 - "For Robin and I, I think we've really said we're going to choose our family. You know, we we choose each other even in the difficult moments. Like I said, her and I are opposites, so we we see things very differently. Our perspective on parenting many times is very, very different. But we remind ourselves we're on the same team. At the end of the day, we've we've chosen each other and we're going to continue to choose each other and we're going to choose our family over just about everything else because we believe this is how God will be honored in our lives, in our kids lives. And so we just choose it. We make a decision to choose our family" 15:32 - "The the way that I was parenting my oldest was destroying our relationship mine and his relationship. And I remember sitting down as a hard conversation. I remember Robin saying to me, You're you're you're going to to ruin your relationship long term with Connor if you don't change some things." 16:06 - "Robin and I made a conscious decision to, in a sense, switch roles that was early high school with him, late middle school, early high school. I step back for more the authoritarian type role, and she stepped into that role and I stepped more into a relational role with him through that season." 17:11 - "I was the one always on him about homework, about tests that were coming up, even about sports, you know, practicing and all of those things. And I intentionally stepped back, disengaged from much of the homework discussion, much of the test discussion, not all of it. Like, I didn't become a hands off dad, but I step back, let her step into that role and I step more into the encouraging, just supportive. Anything I can help you with kind of a role. 18:35 - "my number one thing that I would coach on is what you are modeling is what they're going to repeat..." 21:29 - "kids need to see their dad's emotions. The gentle emotions that the the emotions of pain they need to see their dads cry at times and not in a in a fake way, but they need to see that we're emotional people." 23:59 - Normalizing conversation Message from Matt and Robin on Parenting 27:10 - You know, when's the right time? And we felt like in that fourth to fifth grade age range and in the sixth grade, they were going to start hearing plenty on intimacy and sex and all of that. And so we wanted to try to get on the front end of the conversation. 28:34 - "that's really our responsibility as we get to introduce our kids to God and the way that we parent. We're saying a lot. We're teaching our kids a lot about who their Heavenly Father is..." 29:01 - "Just be intentional. Don't just go with the flow. And Paul says this in Romans don't just go go with the flow of culture, because if you go with the flow of culture, you're going to end up in a broken place. So be intentional. Let God, you know, change you by transforming, by changing the way that you think. So be intentional. Open your mind to God's spirit. Be intentional in your parenting" 29:46 - "Just don't quit like it. The stakes are too high. Don't give up yet. Like, keep parenting, stay engaged. Parenting changes. You've got to change the way you parent when they get in middle school and high school. But don't don't quit parenting. Don't try to be a friend too early. The friendship will come later, which I'm finding is true as the kids get into. As my oldest is in college, we have this different kind of relationship that's more of a friendship, and I still get to mentor and parent in some ways, but it's so beautiful to see. Don't start too early. Like, stay in the game." 30:28 - Matt's Prayer Episode Links: https://mcdowell.church/ MESSAGE WITH THE PRACTICAL PARENTING TIPS Make a Donation to dadAWESOME Join the dadAWESOME Prayer Team https://dadawesome.org/tour/ Conversation Transcript Coming Soon!
This is Jesse Pujji and today we are breaking down the emerging industry of cannabis. After spending decades as an illegal drug, US states have begun to make regulatory changes and build legalized marijuana marketplaces. To help me break down this market, I am joined by Jeff Hoffman of Marathon Partners Equity Management. Jeff is co-portfolio manager of a fund, which invests in US public cannabis companies. We discuss exactly what those regulatory changes look like, the difference between federal and state laws, and companies across the value chain that are showing up in public markets. I hope you enjoy this breakdown. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ----- This episode is brought to you by Tegus. With Tegus, you can learn everything you'd want to know about a company in an on-demand digital platform. Investors share their expert calls, allowing others to instantly access more than 20,000 calls on Coinbase, Hinge Health, Farfetch, or almost any company of interest. All you have to do is log in. If you're ready to go deeper on any company and you appreciate the value of primary research, head to tegus.co/breakdowns for a free trial. ----- This episode is brought to you by MITIMCo. As the endowment office of MIT, MITIMCo searches for investment firms that are focused on achieving exceptional long-term investment returns. MITIMCo's goal is to create long-term relationships. They will partner with firms as early as Day 1 and do not ask for general partner economics in return. Visit MITIMCo's website to learn more about their unconventional emerging manager approach, including examples of managers they have backed. While they only partner with a handful of new firms each year, they have also created and published resources for the broader universe of emerging managers to benefit from, making them even more unusual in the LP world. Visit www.mitimco.org to learn more. ----- Business Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Business Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @JoinColossus | @patrick_oshag | @jspujji | @zbfuss Show Notes [00:03:40] - [First question] - What is cannabis and the current size of the industry today [00:05:44] - Differentiating between THC and CBD [00:06:46] - Whether or not the whole market is growing writ large [00:08:08] - The history of cannabis, the changing legal landscape, and key players today [00:10:51] - What the argument was for making cannabis a schedule 1 narcotic [00:11:48] - Is cannabis addictive, objectively speaking? [00:13:27] - The differing levels of when cannabis is or isn't legal [00:14:05] - Overview of the value chain involved in getting cannabis to a dispensary [00:15:18] - What an MSO is, how their operations work, and the marketplace today [00:20:31] - Regulatory catalysts that would allow this market to thrive [00:23:19] - The income statement of an MSO, their expenses, and how they differ from traditional businesses [00:26:44] - Different business models for MSOs depending on their geography [00:29:31] - How the economics of MSOs compare to mom and pop shops [00:31:30] - Normalizing margins and incentives to compete on price or participate in discount wars [00:33:48] - D2C, mobile-first, and delivery trends influencing distribution [00:35:53] - Whether or not cannabis is considered perishable [00:36:43] - How the finance industry is evolving around cannabis [00:38:44] - The role COVID played in helping the cannabis industry grow [00:41:03] - Will cannabis see a pullback in public interest as the world returns to normal [00:42:25] - Form factors to consider as the industry shifts from medical to mature markets [00:44:20] - What will have to happen for the cannabis market to excel in the coming decade [00:47:07] - How M&A might play out as the market continues to evolve [00:49:06] - Lessons for builders when it comes to the cannabis industry [00:51:54] - Learn more about the cannabis industry; marijuanamoment.net
This week we sat down for another sister's solo and deep dove into: Understanding narcissism, narcissistic relationships and how they tear us down over time. Normalizing the range of emotions that come up in the process of healing after these types of relationships. Exposure therapy and normalizing the discomfort that's a part of healing and growing. Embracing imperfection and using humor to heal feelings of shame and inadequacy. Watch us on YouTube!! Website: PrettyMental.Com Breathwork with Valentina Therapy with Paula IG: @PrettyMentalOfficial Contact: Community@PrettyMental.com
How to Understand and Treat Psychosis: An interview with Maggie Mullen, LCSW Curt and Katie interview Maggie Mullen, LCSW, a national trainer on culturally responsive, evidence-based care for psychotic spectrum disorders. We talk with Maggie about her anti-racist and disability justice framework of psychosis, understanding psychosis on a spectrum, what to do when psychosis enters the treatment picture, assessment of psychosis, and treatment using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). We also talk about how society defines “normal” and pathology, exploring cultural differences in these definitions. Interview with Maggie Mullen, LCSW Maggie Mullen, LCSW (they/them) is a clinical social worker, national trainer, community activist, and author of The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Psychosis. Maggie specializes in culturally responsive, evidence-based care for psychotic spectrum disorders, trauma and PTSD, the LBGTQ+ community, and formerly incarcerated people. As a training director at Kaiser Permanente, they take great pride in mentoring, training, and supervising the next generation of social workers. You can find them online at www.maggiemullen.com In this podcast episode we talk about looking at psychosis differently We started the conversation on psychosis when we were looking at conspiracy theories. We know that folks who believe in conspiracy theories and those who have a diagnosis of psychosis are different, but knew that we needed a deeper dive into how to understand and treat psychosis. We dig deeply into this conversation in this week's podcast episode: Maggie Mullen's anti-racist and disability justice framework of psychosis “People with psychosis [are] being overly institutionalized… over medicated or highly focused on medication as the sole treatment. And particularly for our… black, indigenous, and folks of color experiencing psychosis, and people who are being shot and killed by police… when they're out responding to their symptoms in a public way, or being incarcerated and not receiving treatment.” Maggie came from a community organizing background Inequity and lack of resources for people who experience chronic psychosis The focus on medication rather than other forms of treatment for psychosis BIPOC individuals being shot by police when psychosis shows up in a public space “Psychotic spectrum” versus the segregation of psychosis as “other” “We are often the least prepared to deal with our most acute clients” The continued segregation of psychotic disorders Cultural considerations when determining what is psychosis or other types of experiences The lack of inclusion of psychosis in the research Psychosis is not “other” but is actually a spectrum of behaviors and are very common The symptoms of psychosis are not constant, they fluctuate for every individual The importance of following the model and voices of the disability justice movement Including education on the treatment for psychosis, rather than allowing therapists to opt out Folks with psychosis are often not included in the research, which needs to change What to do when psychosis comes into the treatment picture for our clients “The reality is there are wonderful outcomes, I think, for people with psychosis, when we look at it from a different perspective. Which is to say – what if some of the work might be on changing your symptoms themselves? But what if part of the work is actually on accepting your experiences so that you can just experience less stress with them?” We need more training on psychosis to feel confident Normalizing the experience of psychosis Helping to make peace with psychotic symptoms (i.e., making friends with the voices) to decrease distress Looking at treatments beyond medication How to identify psychosis and assess for impact and impairment The myth that all elements of psychosis are distressing and bad Why Maggie Mullen is using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to treat psychosis “People with psychosis deal with emotion dysregulation, actually more so than the average person…that's where we know DBT is really effective” We frequently underestimate the ability to help folks with psychosis Using DBT skills for emotion regulation concerns that frequently come up in psychosis Psychosis and PTSD oftentimes occur together and aren't always diagnosed Trauma can influence the onset of psychosis AND psychosis can be traumatic Maggie's pilot program with DBT for psychosis The concrete and straight forward nature of DBT skills make them very accessible Understanding psychosis differently, including the cultural differences of what is “normal” How to identify what is “real” and what is psychosis How do you define what is normal for someone? What do we decide what we pathologize? Breaking up the binary of normal or not normal – reframing as “experience” The importance of understanding what is negatively impacting the client and how to keep clients safe Take the lead of your client and trust that they know themselves best The tension between taking the lead of the client and mandates and requirements as a therapist The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Psychosis by Maggie Mullen, LCSW Maggie wrote a book to democratize DBT skills Using DBT, but making the skills more concrete and accessible Our Generous Sponsor for this episode of the Modern Therapist's Survival Guide: Buying Time LLC Buying Time is a full team of Virtual Assistants, with a wide variety of skill sets to support your business. From basic admin support, customer service, and email management to marketing and bookkeeping. They've got you covered. Don't know where to start? 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He is the cofounder of the Therapy Reimagined conference, an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University and CSUN, a former Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, former CFO of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and a loving husband and father. He is 1/2 great person, 1/2 provocateur, and 1/2 geek, in that order. He dabbles in the dark art of making "dad jokes" and usually has a half-empty cup of coffee somewhere nearby. Learn more at: www.curtwidhalm.com Katie Vernoy, LMFT Katie Vernoy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, coach, and consultant supporting leaders, visionaries, executives, and helping professionals to create sustainable careers. Katie, with Curt, has developed workshops and a conference, Therapy Reimagined, to support therapists navigating through the modern challenges of this profession. Katie is also a former President of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. In her spare time, Katie is secretly siphoning off Curt's youthful energy, so that she can take over the world. Learn more at: www.katievernoy.com A Quick Note: Our opinions are our own. We are only speaking for ourselves – except when we speak for each other, or over each other. We're working on it. Our guests are also only speaking for themselves and have their own opinions. We aren't trying to take their voice, and no one speaks for us either. Mostly because they don't want to, but hey. 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From basic admin support customer service and email management to marketing and bookkeeping, they've got you covered. Don't know where to start, check out the system's inventory checklist, which helps business owners figure out what they don't want to do anymore and get those delegated ASAP. You can find that checklist at buying time. llc.com forward slash systems stash checklist. Curt Widhalm 00:31 Listen at the end of the episode for more information. Announcer 00:34 You're listening to the modern therapist survival guide where therapists live, breed and practice as human beings to support you as a whole person and a therapist. Here are your hosts, Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy. Curt Widhalm 00:49 Welcome back modern therapist. This is the modern therapist Survival Guide. I'm Curt Widhalm with Katie Vernoy. And this is the podcast for therapists about all sorts of stuff and just my continued ability or inability to introduce episodes well here but Katie Vernoy 01:06 yes, yes. Curt Widhalm 01:07 Recently, we had an episode on conspiracy theories. We very, very briefly talked about the difference between people who are following conspiracy theories and psychosis. We did an almost barely adequate job of talking about it and decided that we needed to follow up with somebody could who could help us talk about psychosis a little bit more deeply. And so we have a guest today, Maggie Mullen LCSW w. And they are a fantastic resource when it comes to working with psychosis and very glad to have them with us here today. So thank you very much, Maggie, for joining us. Maggie Mullen 01:49 Thanks so much for having me, Curt. And Katie. Katie Vernoy 01:51 So glad to have you here. Like I told you before we got started, we needed somebody to talk about psychosis saw that you had sent in a little pitch to us. And we're like, oh my gosh, this is perfect. We're so excited. And I can't wait to kind of get to meet you here on the podcast. But let's, let's have everyone meet you and say what we always say to all our guests, who are you? And what are you putting out to the world. Maggie Mullen 02:12 As Curt mentioned, Maggie Mullen, LCSW I use they them pronouns. And I am an author and trainer. And what I am working right now to put out into the world is an anti racist and disability justice approach to working with people experiencing psychosis that really focuses on centering their experiences and needs. And one of the ways that I'm really going about that right now is by offering DBT informed treatment to people who are struggling with psychotic spectrum disorders like schizophrenia, schizoaffective, disorder, bipolar disorder, etc. Curt Widhalm 02:43 You get into this work, that a lot of therapists have their own stories that just what's your story as far as getting into working with psychosis, and really having this level of passion for it? Maggie Mullen 02:59 So I come from a community organizing background, right, a lot of the work that I was doing before grad school was really centered around how do we bring communities together to fight for change. And I chose a path of social work, because I really wanted to have the opportunity to do both that macro kind of bigger level practice, but also help individuals because I was somebody who was able to connect with people pretty well and really enjoyed that part of the work. And as I was in grad school, learning more about mental health and kind of being in that part of the field, the thing I kept seeing over and over again, was the inequity and really lack of resources for people who are experiencing psychosis in a chronic way. And the way that, you know, that kind of shows up and at least at US, US society is, you know, seen people with psychosis being overly institutionalized, you know, really over medicated or highly focused on medication as the sole treatment. And particularly for our, you know, black indigenous and folks of color experiencing psychosis, and people who are being shot and killed by police, right when they're out of responding to their symptoms in a public way, or being incarcerated and not receiving treatment. And for me, that just felt like a call to action to say, I want to get involved in this area that really needs to be expanded. And I think one additional piece is if you look at almost any piece of literature in our field, right? So if you're like nerd like me, you want to go and do research about something. If you look into almost any psychotherapy treatment, you'll see that there's a rule out for participants who experienced psychosis. And that's really widespread across almost all therapies. And I find this odd because the same type of like what we used to call delusional beliefs we now call distressing beliefs or distorted beliefs, those same types of things happen in other diagnoses, right? We see this in eating disorders, right? People who have such distorted beliefs about their bodies to the point that they're willing to, you know, encounter significant health issues in order to engage in certain behaviors, right or even with depression, right, where we have distorted beliefs about your self worth to the point that you're willing to hurt yourself. but we don't exclude people so aggressively from treatment as we do with psychosis. And for me, that's really kind of a question that I kept coming on grad school, like, why this group? Why are we segregating them in this kind of way that's leading to, you know, high rates of suicide, high rates of incarceration, all those things that I mentioned before, that are just poor quality of life issues for these folks. Curt Widhalm 05:20 So to ask maybe an obvious question here. Why, why what have you found out and asking this big question, what is our system have against psychosis? Is it fear from treatment professionals in the past? I'm sure that you've come up with some at least explanatory answers here. Maggie Mullen 05:41 Yeah, there's not one right answer, I think is part of this, right. Like, if we went back really far in history, one of the things that we would see is that across cultures, right, there are really different approaches to psychosis, right? We see in a lot of indigenous cultures, the idea that people with psychosis are actually, you know, accessing other states of reality, and that scene is a strength, right? And something that's really valued, right, like people who are medicine are healers. And we don't see that particularly in white society in the US, right, where we're really have kind of more colon colonized mindset. But I think a lot of this comes from fear, right? Just the idea that I don't understand maybe what's happening to this person, they're behaving in a way that's, you know, erratic in my eyes, when it can't really get into their, you know, headspace and understand what they're experiencing. And I think that's part of how our field is responded, because if we look back at Dr. Aaron Beck, right, the creator of CBT, who just passed recently, he was doing trials of CBT, with people with psychosis back in 1950s. And for some reason, and I don't know all the reasons why his research kind of stopped around that point, right, kind of hit a dead end. And then we just kind of started offering these things to people with more like depression, anxiety, etc. I think part of this is just again, that fear that you mentioned, Curt, more than anything, unfortunately, Katie Vernoy 05:45 when we look at this, there are folks who try to exclude psychosis from their practices, especially private practices. But we can't always exclude it. Right? Like there are times when it comes into our office, we've an established relationship with the client, and we can't always exclude and I'm not saying that we should always exclude it. I think that's part of the problem. But when we don't when we actually start working with psychosis, because it is so... I don't even know what the right word is...kind of fringe, maybe to our profession. I mean, I even think about I know you do DBT for psychosis, I've talked with DBT centers that say if they have psychosis, they shouldn't be doing DBT. I mean, like, there's, there seems like there's not really guidance, when whether you invite or exclude psychosis, when it shows up in your office, it seems like there's there's an opportunity for us to really do it wrong. And so I mean, typically, we asked what a therapist get wrong. So I guess I'm asking that question. But I, I'm trying to sort out kind of even how to get to the correct question, because it seems like part of what we get wrong as we exclude these folks from our practice. But if they show up, I imagine there's stuff that we're really getting wrong in the room and in the treatment planning. Maggie Mullen 08:18 Yeah, I think part of this is that combination of we need clinicians to have more training across the board and treating psychosis. And again, I think with these newer wave therapies, like CBT, for psychosis, act for psychosis, more DBT skills kind of approach that are really emerging as very strong in the literature and really effective for people. And that are offered, but just not I think, in a very widespread way, again, at least in the US. And so I think part of it is we need clinicians with more training, so they feel more competent. And I think part of where we get things wrong, is that we think of psychosis as like these people over there, right? We kind of again, like you said, kind of put them in like a box segregated in some way. And the way that we really approach psychosis now in a kind of more modern or progressive sense, is that there's really a spectrum of psychosis. Right. On one end of the spectrum, we see people with less distressing less bothersome experiences of psychosis. And that for like, for me, for example, that looks like I'm on call for my work every once in a while, and I My phone has to be on 24/7 because I might be calling the emergency room to do an evaluation. And what will happen to me occasionally is I will think I hear my phone rang, and I will look down and I'll see no miss call, right? And I'll like say to my partner like hey, did you see Did you hear my phone ring? And they're like, No, that's an experience of an auditory hallucination, right. I've just had experience of psychosis. And on the other side of the spectrum, we have more of these distressing chronic life impairing experiences like psychosis that are more common for people who get diagnosed with schizoaffective sorta are psychotic spectrum disorder of some kind. And people who experienced those diagnoses fluctuate on the scale in the same way, right? That they are doing better at certain points, or their symptoms are not as distressing, etc. And part of the reason we frame it in this way now is to normalize the experience of psychosis that at some point, almost all of us will have some experience of psychosis. And I think when we look at it from that perspective, it feels less scary to approach psychosis. And I think also it can instill some hope that I think a lot of therapists don't have when they work with psychosis, right? We feel like, it feels hopeless, nothing's going to change, things are not going to get better. But we get training, I think and experience in that way. And the reality is there are wonderful outcomes, I think, for people with psychosis, when we look at it from a different perspective, which is to say, what if some of the work might be on changing your symptoms themselves? But what if part of the work is actually on acccepting your experiences so that you can just experience less stress with them? Right, so how do I make friends with my voices? So they don't bother me in the same way? Or how do I have to, like, do education with somebody's loved ones and families or societies to accommodate the fact that this person may need to, you know, do certain things to manage their psychotic symptoms, right. And that's just a normal part of their experience, rather than a pathologized experience. So I think these are ways as therapists that we have been getting things wrong historically. But we also know that there's plenty of ways that we can shift that with training with education, to make ourselves feel more confident doing this work Curt Widhalm 11:37 The longer that we do this podcast more than I recognize that maybe my graduate training was not the greatest. And I'm trying to recall back to the way that we were educated on it. And it just seems to have been like one class in like the the psychopathology class that was just kind of, here's defining what it is. And if you ever end up working on it, then you'll get trained at your site. And it really kind of allowed for opting out of even having to learn about it. And my experience across time has been that it still shows up in my office that clients still present with this kind of stuff. Where do you see, you know, if my experience is really bad, where do you see graduate education needing to go as far as removing some of this fear or other ring of psychotic spectrum as a thing that needs to be feared? Maggie Mullen 12:43 I think it starts with following the model and the experiences of the Disability Justice Movement, right, I think the thing that we can do first and foremost, is bring in the voices of people who experience psychosis themselves, right, have this lived experience, into our education or classroom settings. Because it's one way that we, I think, with any kind of stigma, right, that's out there is that through more dialogue and experience with people who are living with this, you know, whether we call it condition or experience or whatever, the more comfortable we get with it, the more normal it becomes to us. And so I think it's starting there and in the education and kind of classroom settings to reduce that kind of othering. And then, in addition to that piece, I think, again, it's the part of actively including, and teaching the treatments for folks with psychosis, and not acting like we can opt out of it. I think one thing I find, with therapists, not across the board, but oftentimes, is that we are often the least prepared to deal with our most acute clients, right? So we are often trained really well to work with people with, you know, garden variety, depression and anxiety adjustment issues, etc. The word Well, exactly right. And we don't get a lot of trained, I think that is very quality for people who are chronically struggling and dealing with things that are acute and very difficult for them very distressing. And I think that's part of where our education and our schools needs to change is to shift away from, you know, exclusive treatment of worried well, and really integrate the bigger spectrum of mental health and well being overall, Curt Widhalm 14:20 to maybe even further add to this is not necessarily treating psychosis as something that just needs to be medicated away, which has been historically just kind of where well, you ship them to a psychiatrist, and that'll take care of the voices. Maggie Mullen 14:38 Absolutely. Yeah, I hear that even for my colleagues, right, who work in my clinic have the idea that like psychosis is actually easy to work with because it's on the psychiatrist right to do that work. It's not really on us. We're just chasing them around getting them on medication. But as you've probably experienced in doing any of this work yourselves, many people with psychosis struggle with medications as an intervention, right? That can be life changing. For a lot of people, and for other folks, the side effects that come with them, you know, are so impairing that they're like, I don't want to do this right or, or I'm scared to do this or whatever it is because they can really change your life, your health outcomes, and even just the longevity of your life. So when we rely exclusively on that stuff, it really denies people the ability to build a life worth living, but isn't just, you know, kind of circled around medications as the only treatment Katie Vernoy 15:26 Well, even in and how you're talking about psychosis, it just really puts a different flavor of it for me with this whole idea of a spectrum of psychosis. And to me, I mean, if we're really looking at auditory hallucinations, like hearing the phone ring, but it hasn't really wrong, or, or even, you know, kind of some of these really distorted thoughts that come up and these delusional beliefs that we have about ourselves that happen in, you know, even kind of garden variety, depression and anxiety, it seems like assessing psychosis would actually be much more complicated. If we're really looking at the full spectrum of the experience. What is your advice as far as identifying, you know, kind of what, what requires or what would be helped by this knowledge around psychosis? Maggie Mullen 16:16 Can you answer a different way, Katie? Katie Vernoy 16:19 Yeah, I guess I'm just asking, basically, how do you assess psychosis when it's not kind of this florid psychosis? How do you how do you actually assess psychosis with this idea of a spectrum of psychosis and psychotic experience? Maggie Mullen 16:38 I think it's really dependent on the level of distress and impairment and causes in somebody's life. Right? Like with all things, when I think about if you're doing really good assessment for any mental health issue, and psychosis is no exception. It's like, how is this interfering with your goals? And the things you want to be doing with your values, your ability to do what you love? How is this in terms of the emotional side of it, right? Like, how much distress how much upset is this causing you, etc. And getting a really clear picture from clients around those pieces, I think can tell us whether we what level of intervention we need to kind of do. Because again, I think one thing that providers often do is we also kind of do the other extreme, which is to assume that if you have any experience of psychosis, it is distressing, and it's bad, right? Like we need to get rid of it. And I think a lot of people who have lived experience of psychosis will tell you, I actually find that there's some very comforting parts of my psychosis, right? Like, maybe I hear the voice of my mom talking to me who passed away or some other loved one, right, or, you know, something that can feel like it's just reassuring to them. And so when we need to when we're doing these assessments, we want to also be integrated in what's the problem and what's actually quite adaptive and works for your life instead, Curt Widhalm 17:51 So why DBT for psychosis Maggie Mullen 17:54 So in thinking back to the part about like, where researchers and mental health people got it wrong. So for a long time, providers assumed that people with psychosis didn't experience emotions in the same way as people who were maybe more neurotypical because they weren't expressing their emotions through their effect or their body language, right. And a lot of that has to do with negative symptoms, which are part of that spectrum of psychosis. And what we now know is that people with psychosis deal with emotion dysregulation, actually more so than the average person, right? So they're dealing with overwhelming emotions, that are sometimes triggered by their symptoms, right. So if you have a critical voice telling you, you're a bad person, that's going to cause emotion dysregulation, we're going to get emotional, sure, and kind of the cycle that can happen where then you might experience more psychosis, right? More symptoms, because of an increase in emotions, so kind of becomes a cycle. And what we know to be true is that people then cope with that emotion dysregulation the same way that somebody with, you know, BPD, who's in treatment for DBT, like do which is self harming suicide attempts, substance use, etc. And so that's where we know DBT is really effective, right, based on both the literature, the research, but people's lived experience around it. And so the idea with how we use DBT skills, and I say DBT skills, because we're taking an informed treatment approach, we're not necessarily doing a full DBT treatment program, although that is appropriate for some people with psychosis. We're thinking, let's break that cycle of again, emotions and symptoms kind of escalating each other by using something like distress tolerance skill, or an emotion regulation skill or mindfulness to help break things up and help reduce your distress. Katie Vernoy 19:44 It seems to be completely logical that that would be the case like and my experience of working with some clients that had different different diagnoses on the spectrum of psychosis, and I also in my experience, if in any way was was aware of oftentimes trauma histories as well as is that? Is that relevant to this conversation? Maggie Mullen 20:09 Absolutely. Yeah. Thanks for bringing it up. So one thing that I think is, or I don't think I know is very common amongst people with psychotic spectrum disorders is PTSD. So not just experiences of trauma, but experiences of trauma that are continuing to impact our life in a really significant way. And right now, we think about a third of people with schizophrenia have PTSD, which is a very high number. We actually think it's probably higher, though, because clinicians tend to not assess for PTSD very commonly. And clients don't tend to also report those symptoms very actively when they're not asked. So when we think about, again, what clinicians might be missing, it's important that we assess for that and, and part of how we think about trauma with psychosis is that it's really common for people with a psychotic spectrum disorder to have, you know, childhood trauma, so some kind of trauma from growing up. That might be one of the contributing stress factors in the development of psychosis over time. And we also know the experiences associated with experiencing psychosis are traumatic, right. So for example, we talked about the idea of like being incarcerated or being taken by the police in handcuffs to go to the hospital, right, that's a traumatizing experience for a lot of people, particularly for people of color. We also have, you know, being mistreated in hospitals kind of being warehoused there for long periods of time. And then certainly just the experience of psychosis itself, right, when you're just oriented and you're, you know, kind of separated from reality that can be really scary for people, right, we might do things that are out of character for ourselves. So trauma is a common experience, I think, for people with psychosis. And secondarily, there's really great treatment for people experiencing PTSD who also have a psychotic spectrum disorder. But it's really uncommon for providers to offer it because of fear, I think, again, to what we were talking about earlier. And we know, I think more so part of what we see the literature and research changing is that we are including more people with psychosis and studies now than we used to before. So for example, we see a lot of the new prolonged exposure, which is, you know, one of the gold standards for treatment of PTSD, that if somebody has relatively well controlled psychosis, so they might experience some active psychosis, but it may just not cause strong levels of distress. They're a great candidate for PTSD treatment. And same thing for cognitive processing therapy or CPT as well. Curt Widhalm 22:31 Over the couple 100 episodes or so that we've done, we've had plenty of guests who come in and speak very well about their their target populations. But I don't think that we've had people like you who've actually piloted programs that back up that this is just beyond kind of the here's something that I've experienced a lot in my office and done well with, can you talk about what you saw as an opportunity with the program that you piloted? Maggie Mullen 23:00 Sure, so I was trained as a DBT clinician, that's like my bread and butter as a therapist and working in a fully intensively trained DBT program. And I like live and breathe DBT, like, I am one of those DBT nerds that you hear about in grad school. And I think I felt like I was working, you know, as a DBT therapist, but also working a lot with people with psychosis in a in a kind of a treatment program. And there was this weird separation where we saw like, these two worlds being again, just very disparate, and not a lot offered between them necessarily, even though again, for people with borderline personality disorder who are really well treated by DBT. A lot of them actually experienced psychosis as part of their symptoms. And so what I did, essentially, with the encouragement of my colleagues was to say, why don't we just try to offer some of these skills to our clients and see how they do with them, see if they're practical enough, if they're concrete enough, which is, you know, important for people who might be experiencing chronic psychosis to be able to use them. And I really did this in conjunction with cognitive behavioral therapy for psychosis, right. CBT for psychosis has a really strong evidence base. And so I felt like, let's address this cognitive piece that CBT is really good at, but also integrated behavioral piece of DBT. And our clients loved it. Like it was actually kind of overwhelming the response that we received, as well as the outcome studies that we were doing around clients talking about how they were using those skills, and what that what that was shifting in their life, essentially, to feel like, not only do I know how to shift my thinking, but I can do something differently about it. And the thing about DBT skills that maybe no one will tell you is they're very straightforward, right? There are a lot of things people are already doing. Right? So self soothing, right? Many of us self soothe in many different ways, right? we distract ourselves, right? We use all of these skills, I think in many adaptive ways. And part of the work I think of integrating DBT skills is saying, Okay, do that intentionally now, right like don't just Do it as a background thing, but like think about what do I actually need right now that I'm feeling distressed? Because of the voices I'm hearing? You know, do we need to practice? You know, tip, right, which is a common skill in DBT when somebody is really distressed? Or do we want to practice opposite action here, because you're feeling some unjustified emotions, for example, and really just getting people to practice those in a more active way. Katie Vernoy 25:20 I guess I keep going back to this notion that psychosis is not something that is separate, although I think there are programs where folks end up that are separate, like a day treatment program, those types of things, but oftentimes, even in those programs, it's folks that have had pretty intense emotions, intense suicidality, you know, there's, there's a reason that they're there, it's doesn't always mean that every single person in these day treatment programs have psychosis. But regardless, I think that the, the thing that I keep coming back to is this idea around looking at psychosis differently. And when we do that, it opens up all these other treatment options, because we look at as folks who have this element, and not "them", when you were talking about the way that other cultures look at psychosis, and the ways that folks who are having some of these experiences are, are seen as whether it's a medicine person, or someone that has insight in a different way. Or there's, there's different things where, you know, people are in touch with different parts of reality. I think about religion in the United States, and the similarities with that, and how people will hear God, they'll they'll, you know, they'll see signs, there's, there's a lot of things where there are pieces of things that are kind of acceptable, and culturally appropriate. And there are things that are seen as other and I'm just curious, because you talk about kind of your your background and the way that you're perceiving psychosis, and it seems like it would be very hard. And maybe this is what I was trying to get to earlier with the assessment question, but it seems like it's very hard to identify, in some cases, what is real? And what is psychosis? And so the question I have is, again, kind of like, how do we sort through that? How do we sort through? Is this a cultural experience? I mean, I think earlier, you said it was more around, you know, kind of distress. But sometimes having these things that are culturally appropriate are very distressing, you know, you get messages from God, or you get messages from other sources that are very distressing to you. And so how to how do you grapple with that when you're really trying to honor the experience of the person and sorting through whether it's psychosis or whether it's something else? Maggie Mullen 27:48 I think one of the questions that you're kind of getting at is the question of like, how do you define what's normal for somebody? Katie Vernoy 27:55 Yes. Maggie Mullen 27:56 Yeah. And I, this is a question. I think that is when we like really backtrack as mental health professionals to the idea of like, what do we pathologize? And what do we consider normal? It's really hard to do our jobs to some extent, because the DSM is, right, kind of almost based on the idea that there are certain things that are not normal. But Katie Vernoy 28:17 yeah, Maggie Mullen 28:17 normal is really relative, right, based on culture based on history based on so many different parts of our experience. So it's, it's a little bit hard to answer that question, because it's a real philosophical one, in a way. Katie Vernoy 28:28 Yeah. Maggie Mullen 28:28 I think that is what informs our approaches, different providers is like, where do we come from? And our background of how we approach this type of stuff, again, of the idea of like, is there anything that's normal. And so I think when I see like this disability justice pushing around this piece, that's the part that really aims to sort of break up that binary of normal or not normal and say, like, this is all just experience. And again, the part that becomes how we assess things as clinicians is when somebody tells us this is a problem for me, or this isn't normal for me, right? Or this is scaring me, for example. And that's when we treat things with that kind of lens. It's complex. I think, in many ways, though, because for example, if I have somebody who is experiencing mania, they're not going to tell me something as a problem, oftentimes, right, you know, kind of, again, is a kind of generalization. When people experience mania, oftentimes, they feel amazing, right? They feel very on top of the world, not all the time, but for many folks. And they don't want an intervention at that point. And the thing that I'm always weighing right is the idea of, can you be safe at this point, right? Like art, what kinds of risks are you taking, for example? And what are ways that like, I need to intervene to help you just live your best life but take more of a harm reduction approach here, right like to keep you on track so that you're doing okay, the least amount of harm happens. But it's I think it's very tricky because so much of this stuff is relative and I honestly don't know if I have a great answer to Your question because of how murky things get around this piece. And so I think maybe my best advice around it is to say, take the lead of your client and know that they know themselves best and will inform you if something's an issue. Katie Vernoy 30:12 Yeah, yeah, I think the the thought process that I've heard a number of different times and in my travels and learning about psychosis, is being able to inhabit the world where your client is, and then kind of slowly assess what is real and not real with the client from the clients perspective. And, and to me, I feel like that can be very, very challenging, because I think there's so much bias that comes into how we perceive the world that it's can be hard to truly take the lead of the client, do you have advice on how to how to do that when when it's not like, Oh, you have a different opinion for me, but it's like, Oh, your, your reality is different than mine. Maggie Mullen 30:54 It's tough. It's really, it can be very challenging, because again, we have two different systems of training, right. So like, I have my beliefs around strengths based approach, following the lead of the client, like they are the expert on their own life that we get. And then there are things like being a mandated reporter, right, and like, needing to assess for risk and safety and things that my agency requires. And those are often at odds with each other, I think with a psychosis with the idea that I approach that really, by trying to be as transparent as possible with my clients coming into treatment around what their experience might be like, and maybe the way that I'm documenting things in my notes, right, and like trying to more educate them and say, Okay, so your doctor is going to talk about your delusions, your ideas of reference, etc. Here's what that means. Now, what's the language that you and I are going to use to describe that type of stuff that is affirming to you, and that is recognizing your experience as unique? And I try to take a bit of that perspective around all of this, because I think we can't necessarily fight the existing system. We have without I think, like working around it in that kind of way. So I don't know if that answers your question. Exactly, Katie, Katie Vernoy 32:07 Yeah, no, that totally answers my question. Thank you. Curt Widhalm 32:09 And I think your last couple of answers have really demonstrated why the DBT approach to psychosis fits so naturally, yeah. And I think is where your book probably just came very naturally in this whole process. Maggie Mullen 32:27 It did it well. And I'll tell you, I didn't start out to write a book. Because I don't know, I didn't ever think of myself as somebody who's a writer, or even frankly, like training. But I got recruited to write a book because I was doing something it was a bit more innovative in this approach to working with psychosis. And the funny part is, one of the things that came up really frequently, just as kind of an aside is getting messages about people with psychosis don't read, right? There isn't a market for this. And it first of all, that's, that's very discriminatory. Yeah, for lack of a better term wrong. It's awful. And I think part of the reason people assume that A is because of stigma, and you know, wrong beliefs about people with psychosis, but also because there are literally aren't any other books written for people that are self help books for somebody with psychosis. And, you know, we have a wonderful books on the market for loved ones, or families or mental health providers working with psychosis, but almost nothing that is geared for the experience of somebody with a psychotic spectrum disorder to say, you take control of your own experience, right, you get to be educated and learn and be offered skills. And I think in particular, with psychosis, the other thing that we know is that most people with psychosis don't get mental health treatment, right, they don't either have access to it, they don't want it or they don't have providers who are, you know, competent in providing, as we talked about before. And so this book, obviously, is not a substitute for therapy. But it's a way to really, I think, democratize these skills to say, I want to get these out to you in a form of offering that's less than $20. And so I always encourage people to seek treatment as part of that book. But this is just one way to kind of get that message out there. So that's part of kind of the journey that led me to writing the book is just wanting to make sure people had access to these skills one way or the other, essentially, Katie Vernoy 34:16 are there differences and how DBT skills are used when you are learned when you have psychosis as part of the the makeup. Maggie Mullen 34:25 So the actual skills themselves are really identical to Marsha Linehan's work, right. And I really respect her work. And for me, I did not want to stray away from what the model is because the model is really effective. We're seeing more research now around full DBT treatment programs serving people with psychosis, but that's still kind of emerging literature. And Marsha Linehan, and her book actually even talks a bit about that. But to go back to your question, I think, part of what we do need to do when we're kind of, you know, adapting or kind of shifting. The way we teach DBT skills for these clients is to do a few things. One is to make them really concrete. so that there's just really straightforward information, there's not a lot of psychological jargon, right? Things that are just very straightforward. We also want to make sure that whatever we're offering is accessible. Because, you know, as we talked about a little bit before, you know, rates have been on, you know, for example, like SSI, so like being on a fixed income are really high amongst people with psychosis. So people don't have a lot of money. A lot of folks are marginally housed don't have stable housing or food access. And so we want to make things that are really accessible, right? You know, there's a DBT skill about going on a brief vacation, for example, we have to talk about, what does that actually practically look like in the life of somebody who has who's getting 700 ollars? a month, right? Like, what does that look like? So we want to adapt the examples to actually be a reflection of their personal experience as part of that as well. But otherwise, I think the skills really kind of match on well to the experience of psychosis. Curt Widhalm 35:53 We've mentioned your book a couple of times, I think it's fair for us to actually name it. So dialectical behavior therapy skills, workbook for psychosis. We'll put a link to that in our show notes. But where else can people find out about you and the work that you're doing? Maggie Mullen 36:12 So first is my website, which is Maggie mullen.com. I'm on Instagram. I'm working on building that following. It's Maggie Mullen, LCSW W there. And those are the main pieces you can contact me and reach me my direct contact information is there. I really am trying right now to put the work out again of this more progressive approach to treating psychosis into the world and doing a lot of consulting and training with agencies. So that's definitely something that I'm always excited about doing with new folks. Curt Widhalm 36:40 And we will include links to Maggie's websites and Instagram handle over in our show notes. You can find those at MTS g podcast.com. And you can follow our social media come and let us know about your experiences and getting trained or poorly trained in working with psychosis. Come in and be a part of our Facebook community, the modern therapist group, and until next time, I'm Curt Widhalm with Katie Vernoy And Maggie Mullen. 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Today we're chatting about friendships — and normalizing drifting apart / friend breakups. It's a quick rapid fire solo episode where I share my experience with friend breakups, and how reducing my circle of friends has changed my life for the better.If you enjoyed this episode, leave a review! We pick one review each week to win free Granola Butter.
Rod Thill is a TikTok star with over 1.2 million followers who built his following on the all too relatable work from home culture, then quickly expanded his niche to relatable videos centered around life as a millenial and every day mental health struggles. (He's basically what we would call a “mood” every day of the week!) On this episode of Real Pod, Rod shares how suffered from an eating disorder and body dysmorphia after a significant weight loss, how therapy has helped him set personal boundaries AND improved his communication style, plus he explains how happy he is to be using his platform for good! Whether you're a millennial like Rod or Gen Z like Victoria, you are going to love this candid conversation about mental health! Athletic Greens: athleticgreens.com/realpod Follow Real Pod on Instagram! Follow Rod on Instagram! Subscribe to Real Pod on Apple Podcasts & Spotify! Produced by Dear Media
This is the beginning of our 3-part series on college hunger. In this 8-minute "Candid Clancy" podcast episode, Clancy shares that if we provide everyone access to good food, it reduces the stigma surrounding nutritional insecurity. For episode details, visit: https://fooddignitymovement.org/podcast/episode-90-normalizing-food-access-for-college-students/
Today we're talking to podcaster Jim Perry, the host of Euphomet, a paranormal documentary series that explores the unknown and our relationship to it through the stories of supernatural Experiencers. But Euphomet is less interested in what is real and what isn't and more interested in the emotional side to the most unexplainable experiences, including our own. Become a Patron Check out Euphomet Check out Guide to the Unknown American Hysteria is written, produced, and hosted by Chelsey Weber-Smith Sound design by Clear Commo Studios Produced by Miranda Zickler Follow American Hysteria on social media: Twitter: @AmerHysteria Instagram: @AmericanHysteriaPodcast Find our merch at americanhysteria.com
It's 2022 and as we head into year three of this pandemic, Omicron, the latest coronavirus variant of concern, continues to surge. Due to pandemic-related restrictions, digital wallets have become the primary mode of sending and receiving money. Because of the large number of overseas Filipino workers, fintech or financial technology plays a key role in financial inclusion in the Philippines. “You can see that the market is shifting towards digital receive methods,” said Earl Allan E. Melivo, country director of cross-border digital payments service WorldRemit. “We're already seeing that as evidence of ... a more efficient industry.” In this B-side episode, Mr. Melivo explains to BusinessWorld reporter Brontë H. Lacsamana how the pandemic is spurring the rise of digital financial services, and how internet penetration is hobbling it. Recorded remotely on Dec. 16, 2021. Produced by Brontë H. Lacsamana, Paolo L. Lopez, and Sam L. Marcelo.
Welcome to a new solo podcast where Melissa will share with us her 2022 predictions on how she sees business unfolding. Join us in this last episode where we'll break down the main things Universe has prepared for us in the upcoming year. What to watch for: -Connecting your business to how you want to feel. -Pouring ourselves in position to get to know ourselves better. -Being in community with other soulpreneurs. -Letting your heart be the guide. -Being confident on how much we are charging. -Normalizing the online mentoring space. Words to live by: “We are going to see more than ever people building their businesses based on how they want to feel vs how much money they want to make.” “You are not going to be able to survive in business if you don't collaborate.” “We are going to have more human beings in business that are led from the heart.” “You are going to be able to learn to resource yourself.” “Success it's not in the amount of following, it's in the right type of following: ideal clients” “The energy of 2022 is going to hinge on your fullness.” IG: @iammelissaruiz @wakingupwithmelissa
CME credits: 0.25 Valid until: 28-12-2022 Claim your CME credit at https://reachmd.com/programs/cme/normalizing-mufc-cushings-disease/13120/ The primary goals in the medical management of Cushing's disease are to normalize cortisol levels and reduce or eliminate the associated comorbidities, physical features, and symptoms for our patients. With recently approved therapies and more in development, it really is an exciting time in this treatment space! Tune in to hear Dr. Eliza Geer discuss novel medical options and how we should remember the importance of looking at patient outcomes to make sure we're addressing Cushing's disease holistically.
In today's episode of Psych Talk I chat with Dr. Kristen Casey, licensed clinical psychologist, about normalizing mental health treatment among mental health, and other, providers. Dr. Kristen shares her personal journey with being a psychologist seeking her own mental health care and how that, in combination with her past work as an EMT, has made her so passionate about talking about this topic. We discuss why many mental health professionals are hesitant to seek out their own care and the barriers that mental health professionals face when seeking out mental health support. Additionally, Dr. Kristen discusses other helping professionals that she has worked with in her practice or seen in personal experiences who are also hesitant to seek out their own mental health care and some of the reasons as to why. Further, we discuss how Dr. Kristen normalizes mental health professionals seeking their own mental health care through her social media platforms and advice for mental health professionals listening who may be hesitant to seek out their own care.Connect with Dr. Kristen:Instagram: @drkristencasey TikTok: @drkristencaseyWebsite: drkristencasey.com Purchase: Life Lessons to Master Before You Die: Practical Ways to Achieve an Authentic Living Experience Ways to Work With Me:Mind Over MatterLGBTQ+ Affirming MasterclassBe a guest on my podcastResources:Value Aligned 2021 JournalAnti-Racism ResourcesLGBTQ+ Affirming ResourcesThe Helping Professional's Guide to Boundary SettingConnect with Me:Follow me on IG @jessicaleighphd.Follow me on TikTok @jessicaleighphdJoin my Facebook community: Grow Through What You Go ThroughSponsors & Collaborations:BetterHelpDiveThru WebsiteDiveThru AppIntro/Outro Music:Life of Riley by Kevin MacLeodMusic LicenseSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/jessrabon)
Today on the Bo Snerdley Show: Kim Potter to face 15 years in prison after being convicted of first degree man slaughter. Smash & Grab Robberies becoming normalized? The rift between the NYPD and criminals. Andrea Mitchell getting heat after she called out Joe Biden.
Today on the Bo Snerdley Show: Kim Potter to face 15 years in prison after being convicted of first degree man slaughter. Smash & Grab Robberies becoming normalized? The rift between the NYPD and criminals. Andrea Mitchell getting heat after she called out Joe Biden.
Scrotum Steeping, Abortion Pills, and Discharge Oh My! A new male contraceptive, The COSO has made news for its innovative design and effectiveness. Think Apple product for tea bagging. The F.D.A. has announced the abortion pill will continue to be available by mail in the U.S. And how art is normalizing vaginal discharge. https://www.thisisavulva.com/dischargegallery References: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/crossroads-lab/article256681357.html https://aidaccess.org/en/i-need-an-abortion https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/hormones/oral-contraceptives-fact-sheet https://www.coso-contraception.de/ https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-12-22/the-fdas-decision-to-allow-abortion-pills-in-person-wont-help-if-you-live-in-a-state-requires-it https://www.jamesdysonaward.org/en-US/2021/project/coso-the-new-way-of-male-contraception/ https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/health-and-fitness/steeping-your-balls-future-male-birth-control https://nypost.com/2021/10/15/men-can-prevent-pregnancy-by-giving-their-testicles-a-bath/ https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/16/health/abortion-pills-fda.html
Jenny Dilts is an advocate for balancing grief and gratitude. Furthermore, she's passionate about helping people move forward with their grief so they can create a new normal for themselves. As a Grief Coach, Jenny accompanies people on their grief journeys and supports them in the process of converting their grief into stepping stones of growth. Also, Jenny recognizes that although grief is a universal part of the human experience, the journey itself is highly individualized and changes over time. Therefore, as a Grief Coach, Jenny meets people where they are.Then she helps them explore where they'd like to be. And Jenny collaborates with her clients to build a customized vehicle for getting them there. Finally, some of the milestones along the way include: 1) Facing the grief and knowing you're not alone 2) Normalizing the experience and identifying how you experience grief 3) Digging deeply into grief and building a relationship with it. Resources Mentioned: Connect with Jenny on LinkedIn Visit Jenny's website Jenny's facebook site Let's Reimagine's website Contact Jenny: firstname.lastname@example.org, 925-335-6437 Connect with Emily on LinkedIn Emily Harman Positive Intelligence Coaching Program Onward Accelerator Coaching Program Onward: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Onward Movement Facebook Group | YouTube Buy Emily's Best Selling Book Step Into the Spotlight Schedule a Complimentary Coaching Call with Emily Music by Soul Pajamas Enjoyed the show? Please remember to leave a rating and review in Apple Podcasts.
It's confusion and chaos as a war objective. Abnormal behavior should never be ignored. We must all focus on the signs. Much of what is happening is out of sight. The vanishing trait of integrity. It's an honest, simple question that could not be answered. Self reflection is the beginning. Our inner world drives outer behavior. Gov. Kristi Noem speaks out. Food for VAX is evil. Want to understand Russia? Look at a map. Three fronts require action. Remember Operation Snow Globe. The gut wrenching inside collapse of Turkey using weaponized inflation. President Trump made the tough decisions he had to make. To understand where we are today, know the true history of his ways and not just his words. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How can we begin to normalize mental health in the church? Today's episode is near and dear to my heart. I believe it to be so very important. Do you? If you pay attention you'll notice when it's hard to me to spit my thoughts out. After ending the interview Katie and I talked and agreed that this happened because there are mental health issues in my life that challenge me in the church. I will need to address these issues in God's perfect timing. 5 tips on normalizing mental health in the church. Listen in your favorite podcasting platform. (Direct link in bio and one in today's story.) Step 1- Pray Step 2- Don't go it alone. Step 3- Talk with your Pastor Step 4-Compassion & Grace Step 5- Read and suggest materials in which the authors have an open positive attitude towards neuro-atypical diseases or disorders. Connect with Katie! IG: @Coffee_break_with_katie Katie writes on her blog, Katie-Mcconnell.com, and loves spending her time in good conversations, reading books, painting, taking naps, hanging out with her family, and volunteering in her community. I highly recommend these authors: Andrew Peterson God of the Garden https://www.amazon.com/God-Garden-Thoughts-Creation-Culture/dp/1087736951/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3CQ2G99AKLNSS&keywords=andrew+peterson&qid=1639685210&sprefix=andrew+Pe%2Caps%2C232&sr=8-1 Adorning the Dark https://www.amazon.com/Adorning-Dark-Thoughts-Community-Calling/dp/1535949023/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3CQ2G99AKLNSS&keywords=andrew+peterson&qid=1639685251&sprefix=andrew+Pe%2Caps%2C232&sr=8-3 Jenny Allen Get out of your head https://www.amazon.com/Get-Out-Your-Head-Stopping-ebook/dp/B07TD1G6RT/ref=sr_1_1?crid=138DBLLG03I7&keywords=jenny+allen+get+out+of+your+head&qid=1639685534&sprefix=Jenny+allen%2Caps%2C223&sr=8-1 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/vanessa-luu/support
Rashida Dinehart is the co-host of the Grieving Mamas Club podcast, which provides community for anyone on the wild ride of motherhood while also navigating their grief journey. She's also the creator of Mona and Me, a blog exploring the high highs and low lows of Rashida's life as a motherless mom. In this episode, Margaret and Rashida discuss the loss of their mothers, why grief is not a linear process, and how they continue to navigate their own grief journeys. Special thanks to our sponsors for this month: Athletic Greens powder supports your sleep quality, energy, and immune system. Get a free 1-year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/laughing. Aura Frames make it easy to share photos with your loved ones from anywhere in the world using the Aura app. Visit auraframes.com and use the code FRESHHELL to get $30 off. Brooklinen's luxurious, high-quality bedding is the ultimate comfort upgrade. Go to Brooklinen.com and use promo code FRESH to get $20 off with a minimum purchase of $100. Givewell researches and recommends charities that do an incredible amount of good. Get donations up to $250 matched at givewell.org by picking PODCAST, and entering What Fresh Hell at checkout. Helix customized mattresses will give you the best sleep of your life! Get up to $200 off all mattress orders, plus two free pillows, at helixsleep.com/laughing. KiwiCo projects make science, technology, engineering, art, and math super fun. Get 50% off your first month at kiwico.com with the code MOTHERHOOD. Olive & June delivers all the manicure tools you need in one box. Visit oliveandjune.com/FRESH and use code FRESH for 20% off. your first mani system. Once Upon a Farm fruit and vegetable blends are made with whole, organic, farm-fresh ingredients . Go to onceuponafarmorganics.com and use the code FRESH25 for 25% off your first order. Prose now makes supplements personally tailored to address your specific cause of hair shedding . Get your free in-depth consultation and 15% off your custom hair supplements at prose.com/laughing. Quip electric toothbrushes have timed sonic vibrations with 30-second pulses to guide a dentist-recommended two-minute clean. Go to getquip.com/LAUGHING to get your first refill FREE. School Toolbox makes shopping for school supplies for your kids easier– and also creates fundraising opportunities for your school! Find out more at schooltoolbox.com/whatfreshhell. StoryWorth helps your loved ones share stories through thought-provoking questions about their memories and personal thoughts. Get started with $10 off at storyworth.com/whatfreshhell. WINNØW is the first clean face cream to pair CBD with ingredients like shea butter and hyaluronic and amino acids. Go to www.winnowcbd.com and use the code FRESH15 to save 15% on your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
“If you're reading this, I DARE you to dedicate the next 6 months to just doing you. Choose authenticity vs being liked by everyone. Try more ease, more fun & more rest. You'll increase your productivity and your revenue by 200%." If you're ready to build your own business or want to expand the one you already have, I can't wait for you to listen to this week's episode with legendary Cathy Heller! Cathy Heller is an abundance expert and intuitive coach who specializes in helping women create wealth and next level happiness. She has grown an 8 figure business and hosts a top-ranking podcast with over 25 million downloads where she has interviewed incredible souls like Matthew McConaughey, Seth Godin, Gay Hendricks, and more. As the creator and host of "Don't Keep Your Day Job," she is growing one of the biggest, most engaged audiences in podcasting. Prior to her podcast, Cathy handcrafted a career as a songwriter, licensing her music to film/TV and advertising. She is now showing others how they can finally manifest more of what they truly desire through her courses, retreats, and her "Lit Up" community. Here's what you will learn: How Cathy began pursuing her dreams in LA at age 23 and how writing music has fulfilled her (2:32) How to step into the energetic of abundance and start thriving in your life and business(10:21) How to use Cathy's passion finder quiz to find yourself and your purpose (19:21) The importance of feedback in building out your idea (26:34) What we can do to get out of the dips and low points in our lives (34:57) How being authentically you is your superpower (42:15) Normalizing women making millions (48:37) Screenshot your favorite part and post to your IG story and tag me @amberlylagomotivation and @cathy.heller so we can see and repost to our stories! Follow Cathy: Facebook Instagram Twitter Website Links mentioned in this episode: Don't Keep Your Day Job Book Dont' Keep Your Day Job Podcast Passion Finder Quiz If you are ready to leave your mark by discovering your message and sharing it with the world, you've come to the right place!! Let's work together to build your influence, your impact, and your income! Join the tribe you have been waiting for to activate your highest potential and live the life you deserve! Another Your Unstoppable Life Mastermind is starting soon!!! Early bird countdown starts now! JOIN NOW and let us know you are ready for greatness! Read the "True Grit and Grace" book here and learn how you can turn tragedy into triumph! Thank you for joining us on the True, Grit, & Grace Podcast! If you find value in today's episode, don't forget to share the show with your friends and tap that subscribe button so you don't miss an episode! You can also head over to amberlylago.com to join my newsletter and access free downloadable resources that can help you elevate your life, business, and relationships! Want to see the behind the scenes and keep the conversation going? Head over to Instagram @amberlylagomotivation! Audible @True-Grit-and-Grace-Audiobook Website @amberlylago.com Instagram @amberlylagomotivation Facebook @AmberlyLagoSpeaker
What happens if you go past your due date? That depends on a number of factors. One thing that we've found helpful when it comes to due date or “guess date,” as we've seen it referred to (and tend to prefer), is that this is an area of variation of normal. That a very small percentage of babies are born on the projected due date, and that it's not an exact certainty. Today's guest Jessica shares her journey of her second pregnancy and birth and what influenced her to shift from a hospital plan like she had with her first birth. In this episode we talk about: going past “due date,” induction methods, resuscitation after birth, pitocin after birth, occult cord, large birth team, hiring a doula, hospital birth, dual care From Jessica: I chose home birth for my second baby at 18 weeks pregnant when COVID hit and additional support personnel were no longer allowed to join laboring mothers in the hospital setting. My husband started off very reluctant and anxious about it, but after doing research together got on board and was supportive. Links: Doing It At Home book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098GVJ9KL?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860 DIAH website: https://www.diahpodcast.com/ DIAH Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doingitathome/ DIAH YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGoKeBfEZ143sWU7V9I5Gdg DIAH Store: https://yoursuccessfulhomebirth.com/ DIAH Merch: https://bit.ly/3qhwgAe Give Back to DIAH: https://bit.ly/3qgm4r9
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Hannah Berner makes dark sh*t funny. She isn't afraid to “go there” publicly about the icky stuff most people only reveal to their therapists. After saying goodbye to a toxic relationship and a professional tennis career that wasn't nourishing her creativity, she found an aligned partnership and is making moves as the funniest girl in stand-up. She has no time to show up as anyone else but herself – which happens to be THE THING you want from a bestie. Prepare to laugh your organic cotton socks off as Hannah and Krista LOL over marriage, manifesting, memes, and mental health. We also talk about: Hannah's engagement and finding partnership Normalizing mental health and anxiety Reality TV and life as a comedian Sponsors: Get discount codes sent directly to your phone. Simply text brand name or keyword to 380-600-3030 Omaze | Go to https://www.omaze.com/products/miami-dream-house?oa_h=UBRLHr4ObeDFqg391Cf9pw&utm_term=miami-dream-house&utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=veritone&utm_campaign=MiamiHouseQ22021_Almost30&utm_content=link_Link (omaze.com/almost30) and enter to win a Multimillion-Dollar Miami Dream House and other amazing prizes. Use code ALMOST3020 to receive 20 more entries. Beekeeper's Naturals | Go to https://beekeepersnaturals.com/pages/shopthehive (beekeepersnaturals.com/almost30) or use code ALMOST30 for 25% off your first order. EM Cosmetics | Go to https://www.emcosmetics.com/ (emcosmetics.com/almost30) for 15% off your first purchase. BetterHelp | Visit http://betterhelp.com/almost30 (betterhelp.com/almost30) for 10% off your first month. As a BetterHelp affiliate, we may receive compensation from BetterHelp if you purchase products or services through the links provided. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. LMNT: Claim a free LMNT Sample Pack (you just need to cover the cost of shipping) by visiting http://drinklmnt.com/Almost30 (DrinkLMNT.com/Almost30) Resources: Website: https://www.hannahberner.com/bio (hannahberner.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beingbernz/?hl=en (@beingbernz) https://www.hannahberner.com/bio (Berning In Hell Podcast) Join our community: http://almost30.com/membership (almost30.com/membership) https://www.facebook.com/Almost30podcast/groups (facebook.com/Almost30podcast/groups) Podcast disclaimer can be found by visiting: https://almost30.com/disclaimer (almost30.com/disclaimer). Find more to love at http://almost30.com/ (almost30.com)! Almost 30 is edited by http://crate.media (Crate Media).
What if you threw a party for yourself? A party for what you did this year, the growth you experienced, the person you've become!Would you be excited to tell and invite people? Or Would you be ashamed? Would you be disappointed, judgy, or resentful? Or would you be proud, into it, celebratory?!In this episode we're talking about Normalizing celebration in your life, which can be a game changer, especially celebrating YOU!We've gotten so used to withholding good, celebration, gratitude that we forget…It's totally subjective!!It's 100% up to you when, where, and why you celebrate yourself!You don't need to have everything lined up perfectly to show up!You don't need to have won an oscar or the nobel peace prize to be worthy of celebration!Showed up for a challenging meeting or client? - CELEBRATE!Didn't lose your cool with your kids after school today? - PARTY!Let another person in front of you in the rush hour traffic - PUMP, PUMP THE JAM!!Pete's Self kindness Life Coaching, click here or DM to connect with me about coachingWhat you want matters!! Want to live this way, each day? What if you saw everything in your life as THE thing to help you grow, deepen into living free, from your highest self?I offer one-on-one coaching, for 6 months or 1 year.Changing your internal narrative intentionally from one that hurts to one that heals and beyond!It's 1:1 coaching, with monthly group sessions, AND an online interface to with resources, worksheets, videos and more!click here or DM to connect with me about coaching@selfkindnesswithpete- Instagramsign up for the email list at petesibley.com
On this episode of the Planned Solutions Incorporated Podcast, After 18 months of volatility the Federal Reserve Senior Loan Officer Survey appears to be signaling a normalization in the market for loans. Lenders tightened lending standards for both consumer and business loans in 2020 but are now loosening those standards to encourage more borrowers to apply. Meanwhile, demand for mortgage loans increased in 2020 but has since declined while the demand for consumer loans (auto, credit card, and personal loans) has recovered this year. Also, Many people are leaving corporate life for the freedom and flexibility that may come from being self-employed. However, working as an independent contractor rather than as an employee may come with some additional taxes and expenses. It may also reduce access to a number of common employee benefits which should be taken into consideration. And, When someone passes after setting up a trust to handle their financial affairs there are a series of actions that are required by law to protect the interests of all parties involved. Therefore, the successor trustee as well as the beneficiaries or other interested parties should be aware of the legal requirements in order to meet their fiduciary duty and protect their rights. This is especially important when there are disagreements about how the trust should be administered. Plus a look at the Planned Solutions Incorporated Office Bulletin Board- Planned Solutions will soon be sending out our tax engagement letters and organizers in early January. We will also be posting the organizers in SmartVault a few weeks before mailing the organizers. At Planned Solutions, we have been engaged in training about cyber security. Chase Armer's book- Financial Planning Insights is now available at: store.bookbaby.com/book/financial-…anning-insights www.amazon.com/Financial-Plannin…1586894022&sr=8-1 To subscribe to the Personal Finance Review (the written form of all the content we discuss on the podcast) please e-mail Katie@PlannedSolutions.com The Personal Finance Review is published and distributed on a biweekly basis by Planned Solutions, Inc. for informational purposes only. Please seek the advice of a qualified financial planner before taking any action. Planned Solutions, Inc. ADDRESS: PHONE: 1130 Iron Point Road, Suite 170 (916) 361-0100 Folsom, CA 95630 (800) 750-2111 E-MAIL: FAX: Shannon@PlannedSolutions.com (916) 361-0191 WEB SITE: www.PlannedSolutions.com #finance #invest #investment #stocks #inflation #deflation #bonds
Are you considering asking for consistent time-off for therapy? Unsure where to start? Not certain your office culture will embrace it? Don't miss this episode. You know how it is at LUL we talk therapy conversations in the workplace, but couldn't leave out covering it in our homes with old-school parents or partners. Normalizing therapy and its value can't come soon enough and this topic of discussion matters more than ever before! Listen in and get comfortable talking about mental health needs, time-off for therapy, and overall cultural shifts that embrace the pursuit of self-care in all forms!
If you're like a lot of business owners, you take a pause on Fridays and wonder, “Where did the week go?” We have so much going on and mayyyybe we don't have a plan of action before we start our week. The result is less productivity and a lot of feeling like we're not making forward progress. This is your brain bias in full action. We have so many “shoulds” and “have-tos” in our lives, and we start to look at our calendars and to-do lists with resentment. At the same time, I'll bet you're looking at someone else's social media life and lamenting why that's not your life too. On this week's episode, we're talking all things brain bias--what's happening inside your brain, why it's happening, and how to protect yourself from things like time blindness, planning fallacy, and the bike shed effect. Because if you're a business owner, whether you're neurodiverse or not, you have these and more holding you back. And we want to make sure they're less of a factor in 2022. Listen in now! And don't forget to sign up for the What's On Your Plate workshop on Jan. 7, 2022 to make sure you're not spreading yourself too thin. Links and Resources: What's On Your Plate workshop Time Stamps: [1:08] Speeding to the end of year [1:30] Looking at plans for next year [1:40] Important to take time to set vision and intentions for next year and make adjustments [2:25] An exciting opportunity if you don't have a plan [3:17] Supporting neurodiverse people [3:38] Optimizing your schedule challenge [4:10] Many different brain biases [5:22] Make your schedule something you're looking forward to [6:20] Shift how you're looking at your business [7:04] Look at all your commitments first [7:25] Planning fallacy [9:02] Counteracting planning fallacy [10:22] Time blindness [11:18] Normalizing brain bias & Negative reinforcements [13:10] Bike Shed Effect [14:48] If we're spending so much time on things that don't matter, we're not getting to the goal [15:09] Failing to plan = Planning to fail [17:07] How meal planning can help [17:52] Steven covey first things first [19:48] How to support yourself
Financial well-being plays a big role in our overall health and wellness but financial literacy is not something we're taught very well in elementary school. But that's what today's guest is doing with her work... Erin Skye Kelly is a bestselling and award-winning author, keynote speaker and entrepreneur. Her new book launches on July 20, 2021. “Get the Hell Out of Debt'' teaches financial literacy in a way that is approachable, entertaining and inspiring. Erin's resources have helped thousands of people pay off millions of dollars in personal debt, and are inspired by her deeply personal journey of regaining financial freedom. Though she is the former owner of a mortgage brokerage, Erin found herself with over $2 million of personal debt. Erin enlisted the help of financial professionals but grew frustrated when their debt consolidation and refinancing solutions only made the problem worse. Instead of paying off debt with debt, Erin set out on a mission to truly understand how money works. In “Get the Hell Out of Debt,” Erin recorded her findings and her financial advice, along with a healthy dose of love and laughter. Thousands of people have eradicated millions of dollars in debt because Erin Skye Kelly taught them how to get the hell out of it! Erin is a podcast host, educator, and leader who has created courses and workshops focused on financial empowerment. Erin is also a keynote speaker and has shared the stage with legendary motivational speakers such as Tony Robbins, Phil Town and Gary John Bishop. During our chat we talk about: Normalizing conversations about money and knowing your worth - literally and figuratively How she found herself in 2.1 million dollars of consumer debt and how she got rid of it Money jargon 101 What she would tell her younger self while she was racking up all that debt How to set boundaries and rules around spending And of course her book, Get the Hell Out of Deb LINKS: Follow Erin on Instagram Erin's Website Get Erin's Book Follow me on Instagram
Aging is a topic many avoid altogether with “anti-aging” being promoted so much in media. But there is so much to life in the second act! That's why Jack Perez is passionate about normalizing the conversation of aging for women. Jack, or Jacqueline, is the CEO and founder of Kuel Life, an online community and curated shopping experience for women 45+. Her mission is to make Kuel Life synonymous to normalizing aging and become the one stop shop for women who need answers and support. Join in as she chats with Hayley Foster about embracing her age and empowering others to do the same.
Sivan Hong authors and illustrates the children's book series, The Super Fun Day Books. These inspiring books focus on neurodiverse children, who overcome their challenges with perseverance and bravery. Listen in as Sivan and Emily talk about the power of books to normalize neurodiversity. Learn more about this episode on our website: www.mothersofmisfits.com/blog/83-normalizing-neurodiversity-sivan-hong If you haven't already, sign up for our Episode Insider's newsletter before next week's episode to be entered to win a FREE signed paperback copy of Sivan's book, George J. and the Miserable Monday!
Today's guest is David Stegman.We go deep talking about:How David invited and then navigated major upheaval in multiple areas of his life as he was becoming a father,The importance of men's work and men's groups in David's fatherhood journey,Hold on to the rope - why these words from David's mentor helped him get through the first two years of fatherhood,Normalizing imperfect relationships and normalizing talking about all of this as men and fathers,Figuring out what's actually important in your life,Why David wants all men to have the support of a group of men who are just one message away when you need some help,How to build your own community of dads locally, andThis profound statement from David that men are craving to go deeper but rarely get an invitation.David Stegman helps new fathers and high-achieving men integrate their new identity of fatherhood into their already busy lives through one-on-one coaching and group work. As a father of two, he understands the struggles and hardships of being a new parent and what it takes to create a new compelling vision of life as a father. David is trained as a coach through the Co-Active Training Institute and has deep roots in the ManKind Project. He is a co-founder of the Rad Dad Collective, which helps build meaningful communities around fatherhood. David spends much of his time outdoors with his family and resides just outside Nelson, B.C. in the home that he built himself. Please reach out directly to David to set up a free discovery call to see if working together is a good fit as you navigate the journey of fatherhood. You don't have to do it alone anymore.Find David online at: Coaching: https://www.thecourageousway.com/Rad Dad Collective: https://raddadcollective.org/---Welcome to the Dad.Work Podcast!It's my goal every episode to help dads suffer less, love more, and parent confidently.We'll be diving into mindfulness practices, healing trauma, conscious parenting, natural living, compassionate communication, the spiritual aspect of fatherhood, and more.There are a lot of amazing teachers and guides who help men become more aware and conscious, but there's not a lot of resources for men who are both fathers and interested in a mindful exploration of consciousness and improvement.This podcast aims to help bridge that gap.Resources, Links, Show Notes:https://dad.work/pod/Join our Free Private FB Community for Conscious Fathers:https://dad.work/fb/Take The Course to Become A Conscious Father and Suffer Less, Love More, and Parent Confidently:https://dad.work/cf/
We have a huge sale coming up starting on Black Friday, November 26th! Go to www.boundaries.me to find out more about all of the deals and new offerings! On this episode of the Dr. Cloud Show: Charity has been making good progress with her marriage and wants to know the next steps. Anne needs help with a sensitive daughter. How can she stay sensitive and not be easily offended? Danielle is worried she has narcissistic tendencies and that they've have led her away from her spirituality.
The process of reaching your goals *could* be filled with pleasure, not pain. Tired of failing at New Year's Resolutions? You're not alone. Allow Reverend Sydney Finn to inspire the DEVOTION required to get into alignment and usher in the new year (and every new day) with ease. My dear friend Reverend Sydney Finn is here on Enlightened for an encore! Words alone will never be able to fully capture or describe the work of Reverend Sydney Finn. Being a gifted intuitive since childhood, she navigated a severely abusive and traumatic upbringing which led her to pursue psychology and other healing modalities. After quickly recognizing the limitations of psychology, she found herself undergoing professional training as a psychic and intuitive healer. Today, she is an intuitive guide, speaker, podcast host, and group facilitator. After conducting thousands of intuitive readings worldwide with clients on 6 continents, she now leads people to their highest potential, energetic optimization, and supports her audience in making a masterpiece of the lives they lead. While her emphasis is on energetic mastery, her work is centered around connecting to your own spirit, sacred desires, and unique relationship with God. She is the bridge between your current experience and infinite, limitless possibilities. You can find more support in learning about boundaries and how to say “No” on Sydney's podcast, Sunday Messages. The episode you should listen to is titled, “No.” Lastly If you would like to indulge in our first episode together, back when Enlightened was such a different podcast when I just started, find my episode entitled “Getting into Tarot Cards and the WooWoo World of Spirituality.” Without further ado, let's bask in the wisdom that is Reverend Sydney Finn… This episode covers topics like: Ushering in the new year successfully What happens after “death” and between lives? Consistency over aggressive short-term action Going general rather than specific The secret to success: devotion > motivation and alignment > effort Allowing the process of creation to be fun and pleasurable Foggy vision vs clear vision manifestation BDSM and kinks People pleasing (specifically as women to feel safe) Normalizing saying NO and setting boundaries Stay in touch with Rev. Sydney Finn: Follow on IG: https://www.instagram.com/onyxhealing/ Work with her one-on-one or join a masterclass: https://www.onyxhealing.com Listen to her podcast: Sunday Messages JOIN EDEN: www.onyxhealing.com/Eden If you feel comfortable to share how the show is touching your heart, please leave a rating and review on iTunes or the Apple Podcast App. Thank you for supporting my labor of love by sharing screenshots of the podcast, subscribing, and by pledging to contribute. Because creating inspiring content demands my time, creativity, resources, and talent, I depend on generous listeners like you to support the production of my show. Kindly support Enlightened for as little as $0.99/mo by tapping here. *you may cancel at anytime. Stream MY HEALING: a forgiveness anthem that I wrote & recorded: https://sophiaspallino.trac.co/sophiaspallinomyhealing Learn more about me and what I do: https://www.SophiaSpallino.com Follow me on Instagram for inspiring real-life stories everyday: https://www.instagram.com/sophiaspallino/ Pledge to support my show: http://bit.ly/SupportEnlightened Shop my merch: https://www.SophiaSpallino.com/shop Shop my favorite books and card decks here: http://bit.ly/SoulBooks If you would like to download my TikTok/Reels or Podcast Start Up class, here is the link: https://sophiaspallino.com/mentorship/ If you are seeking wisdom & guidance, branding/social media tips, dating advice, a breakup breakthrough session, or a card reading, schedule a one-on-one virtual meeting with me: https://sophiaspallino.com/mentorship
This week I sit down with Solutions Therapist Hina Beg, Hina is the author of "Just Talk Therapy" a book about therapy sessions with young children, that takes the reader through the meaning of talk therapy in the context of Indian Society. Hina also hosts a podcast of the same name. Hina opens up with advice to people who are wanting to develop personally, and some common obstacles she finds one encounters as they begin to heal and grow. She shares the intention of her book, and how she hopes it will help young people and adults cope with their own mental health. Hina talks about her passion for helping people heal all over the world and how she's so committed to make a difference in the space of mental health, through her book, podcasts and many other endeavors. To find out more about Hina, follow her on Instagram @hina.beg.7 and subscribe to her podcast and YouTube Channel. To buy her book, click this link! Podcast Production: Written, directed and edited by Krista Xiomara Produced by LightCasting Original Music by Mr. Pixie Follow this podcast on Instagram @ianwpodcast
“Mental health has progressed now to where It's not just about stigma… it's connecting the dots with access.” -Melissa Douglass Today's guest is Melissa Douglass, Founder and Virtual Clinical Director at Goal Driven Counseling, one of the first 100% virtual group practices in the U.S. Melissa is a talented counselor and a savvy businesswoman who built her practice from the ground up. In this episode, Melissa sits down with the team to discuss removing mental health stigmas, normalizing the concept of mental health goals, and business tips for counselors with their own practice!
When Alan Cumming had the gall to release his new memoir the same day as Katie's, Katie had to invite him on the podcast. On this episode of Next Question with Katie Couric, an utterly delightful conversation with the ever charming, insightful and hilarious Alan Cumming. They talk about why Alan wanted to write a second memoir (this one is called “Baggage”), his mission to normalize the messiness of life, why he has always been so open about his sexuality, and how much has — and hasn't changed — for the LGBTQ community. They also dive into his bestieship with Monica Lewinsky, some of the best famous-friends anecdotes and the time he got a tattoo of someone's name on his groin after two weeks of knowing him. Alan Cumming's new book is called “Baggage: Tales From A Fully Packed Life” and it's out now. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
In this episode, Kylie & Sophie are joined by a creator of positive change, Trish Barillas. Trish is a life coach, speaker, and author with over a decade of experience in relationship, anxiety, and job coaching. She is a survivor of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) /Panic Disorder which has plagued her for most of her life. She uses her life experiences & expertise in the field of Anxiety to help her clients take their lives back. This episode is for those who suffer from anxiety, but also those who do not. We know this episode will help you all feel both inspired & lifted. Some topics that will be covered in this moving episode with Trish include Defining anxiety & how it may be affecting your life, How to create an anxiety toolbox, Understanding how panic attacks work & how to get through these moments, Tips for getting ahead of anxiety & panic, Describing the basis of the amygdala and how we can soothe it, How to help a friend or family member who suffers from anxiety, Advice on ways to get out of a negative headspace, Normalizing medication & figuring out when it can be necessary, Holistic approaches to manage micro & macro moments of anxiety, How to move your body if you identify as an anxious, Morning & Nighttime routines to help keep you in a positive headspace, How alcohol affects the way our mind works, Holiday hacks for avoiding stress & anxiety, Trish's must-have products & SO MUCH MORE! You can find more on Trish by visiting her INSTAGRAM & WEBSITE. CLICK HERE to listen to another podcast episode with Trish & her husband SHOP our favorite Cured Nutrition CBD & use code SIMPLE for 10% off at checkout. SHOP A FACE OF ANXIETY BOOK BY TRISH BARILLAS SHOP EVANHEALY CHAPSTICK SHOP INSIGHT TIMER If you liked this episode, please don't forget to SUBSCRIBE on Apple podcasts. We would love it if you could leave us a rating/review to tell us about any thoughts you may have. Take a journey on over to our podcast Instagram page @TheNotSoSimpleLifePodcast. Feel free to email info@TNSSlife.com if you want to get in touch with @KylieVonnahme & @SophieLongford! FIND MORE & SHOP OUR FAVORITES ON OUR WEBSITE AT www.TNSSlife.com. NEW EPISODES EVERY TUESDAY...See y'all next Tuesday!
On today's show: A Veteran memorial is vandalized with vaccine propaganda, a Canadian student is arrested for being unvaccinated and unmasked, Don Lemon questions 2A, and why are woke leftists trying to normalize pedophilia? PLUS we interview Southwest Freedom Flyers President Tom Bogart and explore some “Ethical Dilemmas” for fun Friday!
Oh hey friend! Yeah... you read that title right. I have an 'alcohol story' (*vulnerability hangover coming in hot). When Michelle Porterfield entered my last round of Podcast to Profit and I helped her optimize her business model, I knew Holy Spirit was calling me to share my story for her audience on her podcast, Set Free Sisterhood. But... I was scared! My past felt embarrassing, gross, and it seemed easier to tuck it away in a nice, unseen place. By the end of working with Michelle, Holy Spirit had convicted me to ask her if I could share my testimony on her podcast. She said yes, we prayed, and here it is. I wanted to share this on my platform as well because I know there is someone out there who is ready for freedom and knows it's time to ask themselves some hard questions. I made excuses and hurt my body for far longer than I needed to. I lied to myself about why I 'needed a drink to have fun' for too long. And I want to help YOU see that there is freedom on the other side of idols, addiction, and worldly norms. I pray that this testimony blesses someone today, in Jesus' name. Grab some popcorn, it's about to get raw. Xo, Stef Snag Free Gifts, and Find out More at: https://stefaniegass.com Come connect with us in the Female Entrepreneur Facebook Group: http://bit.ly/successsupportgroup Ready to get clarity so you can build a profitable, online business? My FREE WORKSHOP will help you get clear. Instant access at: http://getclarity.gr8.com Wanna work together, friend!? Here to help you start and scale a God-centered business: Step 1: Get Clarity on Your God-led Calling: http://clarifyyourcallingcourse.com Step 2: Grow an Organic, Evergreen Audience using Podcasting: http://podcastprouniversity.com Step 3: Monetize & Scale your Podcast using courses and coaching: http://podcasttoprofitmastermind.com Courses and masterminds, not your thing? Snag a private session with Stef. email@example.com
Have you ever experienced a friendship breakup? They can be even more painful than a romantic relationship. On today's episode Jessi is normalizing friendship breakups and how to release the shame around going our separate ways with individuals we once had a deep connection with. This episode is all about embracing who you truly are, living in integrity and having the courage to be disliked. Jessi will also share her tips on making friends as an adult and finding a connection point. Spoiler, it is not your appearance or image! You do not need to change your body to fit in. Make sure you get our freebie » The Food Freedom Holiday Guide www.conquerbingeeating.com/foodfreedomholidayguide Book a free strategy call with a Food Freedom Online Program Alumni » www.foodfreedomonlineprogram.com/ffm For more information and strategies follow Jessi on Tik Tok & Instagram @jessijeannn
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In today's episode I'm joined by Tara Bixby, LPC a therapist, activist, and anxiety coach working to change the mental health narrative. We discuss… - Tara's journey from cosmetologist, to 911 dispatcher, to clinician in an all male prison, to an anxiety coach and therapist - The prevalence of suicide in the United States and why we need to normalize mental health challenges - How everyone is susceptible to mental health challenges - The impact of the nervous system on our mental health - Why it's important to move away from identifying as your mental illness diagnosis - The first steps you should take if you're struggling with severe depression and suicidality - Healing after a suicide attempt This week's episode is brought to you by Storyworth. Send your loved ones unique, thought-provoking questions to strengthen your relationships by going to storyworth.com/reality and save $10 on your first purchase. This week's episode is brought to yo buy Redeeming Love. Watch Redeeming Love in theaters on January 21st and learn more by heading to redeeminglovemovie.com. If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment please visit www.ororecovery.com Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis' Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life. Produced by Dear Media