Did you really resonate with one of the guests on our podcast and want to find out more about them? We've got all of their links here so you can connect with them on social media, check out their websites, and learn more about some of the amazing things they're doing! ​

Show Notes!

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"It's not like I drank some celery juice and saw Jesus."

- Vanessa Ooms

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Episode #46:

 

Thank you so much for joining us for episode 46, the last episode of Season One!

Thank you to everyone who has left us rating and reviews and has signed up to Patreon - we love you!

Craving a little more content and fun stuff? Check out our Patreon page where you can get shout-outs on the show, send in questions, random love notes, and even some amazing bloopers!

Do you have a story or topic that you think would be great for Season Two? Shoot us a message!

Thanks so much for listening!

Kristen and Amanda

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Episode #45:

 

Thank you so much for joining us for episode 45! This is the second to last episode of the season, can you believe it?

Thank you to everyone who has left us rating and reviews and has signed up to Patreon - we love you!

Are you struggling with your mental health and would like someone to chat to? Here are some resources in Canada, the US, and the UK

Did Shirley's story resonate with you and now you want to learn more about her? Don't blame you, you can get in touch with her here:

Website: www.getmindful.co.uk 

Facebook: facebook.com/getmindful/

Instagram: instagram.com/shirleygetmindful/

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Episode #44:

 

Thank you so much for joining us for episode 44!  Can't wait to chat more about healing the relationship that we have with our bodies, intuitive eating, ending generational diet obsession and so much more!  

We thank you so much for all of the amazing ratings and reviews that you’ve been leaving the podcast - we love you! These reviews and ratings help us to get our message out so much further! We are also so thankful to the people who have joined Patreon and are helping to keep the podcast going!

Are you struggling with your relationship with food? This is actually an international website so you can input your country. We care about you!

Did Kimberly and Bridget inspire you and now you want to learn more about them and Wellness Lately? Don’t blame you, check it out here:

Website: https://www.wellnesslately.com

Free Breakthrough Session - 5 Shifts to end binge eating: https://joinnow.live/s/oLu9w0

Free Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/wellnesslately/

Insta: https://www.instagram.com/wellness_lately/

 

Find Beyond Beautiful (the book we spoke about at the very end) here: BEYOND BEAUTIFUL BOOK 

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Episode #43:

 

Thank you so much for joining us for episode 43. Ever heard about High Functioning Anxiety? We chatted with Heather about this exact thing.  

Did Heather's story resonate with you? You can connect with her here: 

Website: www.theenergysynergist.com

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/hrider/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheEnergySynergist/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/heatherridercoaching/
Pintrest: www.pinterest.com/theenergysynergist/

Are you struggling with anxiety (High Functioning or Not) and would like some support? Have a look through these resources:

https://www.psychologytoday.com is a great resource for finding a therapist or counsellor. You can even search by country and for professionals that specializes in anxiety. 

Read a little more about High Functioning anxiety: 

https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-high-functioning-anxiety-4140198

Some tips to help you cope:

https://www.healthline.com/health/anxiety/hacks-high-functioning-anxiety#1.-Recognize-your-symptoms-for-what-they-are

If your mental health is not in a good place, please reach out and get help <3

Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/mental-health-services/mental-health-get-help.html

US: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

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Episode #42:

 

Thank you so much for joining us for episode 42. We had a great time chatting with Teresa about her experiences with migraines, life, and so much more! 

Thank you so much for all of the amazing ratings and reviews that you all have been leaving - this helps to get our podcast shown to more people and allows us to spread the message of acceptance even further! We are also so thankful for all of you who have joined Patreon and are helping to keep the show going!

Did Teresa's story resonate with you and now you want to find out what she's up to? Don't blame you, you can get in touch with her here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teresa.lodato.cpcc

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teresa_lodato_cpcc/

Website: https://teresalodato.com/circle/

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Episode #41:

 

Thank you so much for joining us for Episode 41 with Keisha Tower! We are so thankful to Keisha for sharing her story with us and we hope it resonated with you as well!

We are always so thankful for your reviews and all the rating of the podcast that you do! Each of these ratings and reviews helps us spread the message even further and normalize different wellness journeys even more.

If you’ve listened to this story and are struggling with any level of postpartum depression, there is help out there. This is actually an international organization so you can find help in your country.

Did Keisha's story resonate with you and now you want to find out more about her? We did too! Here are the links to her website and social media:

Website - www.thekentuckymomma.com

Podcast - The Kentucky Momma Podcast

Facebook - The Kentucky Momma

Instagram - www.instagram.com/keishanicolet 

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Episode #40:

 

Thank you so much for listening! Can you even believe that this is episode 40? It feels like just last week that we were putting out the first episode. We have been looking forward to chatting with Shama for some time and can't wait to share this episode with you!

 

This story does have some strong themes - we talk about rape and abuse, there are brief mentions of addiction and bulimia. 

 

Have you been the victim of sexual assault and need help? Here is an awesome resource, please reach out, we love you <3

 

Are you struggling with your mental health and are ready to get help? Check out these resources in Canada and in the US

Did Shama's story resonate with you and you'd like to learn more? You can connect with her here: 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/shama_persson 

Website www.shamapersson.com

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Episode #39:

 

Oh hi! Welcome to episode 39. This is a powerful conversation and we are so glad that you are joining us!

We are always so thankful for your reviews and all the rating of the podcast that you do! Each of these ratings and reviews helps us spread the message even further and normalize different wellness journeys even more!

Did Nancy's story resonate with you and now you want to find out more about her? We did too! Here are the links:

Website:  http://www.centered.ca Find freebies and additional support there!

Instagram: www.instagram.com/NancyShadlock

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CenteredLifeCoaching/

Nancy also has a community of thoughtful Queer people that she has cultivated, reach out to her via her website for more information on this :)

Books for Kids we mentioned in the episode:

https://www.readbrightly.com/9-great-lgbtq-books-kids/

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49770386-rainbow-boy

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Episode #38:

 

Thank you so much for joining us for episode 38! We chat with Megan all about living with a binge eating disorder, asking for help, remembering large and so much more!

Thank you to everyone who has left us rating and reviews and have signed up to Patreon - we love you!

Did Megan's story resonate with you and now you want to learn more about her? Don't blame you, you can get in touch with her here:

The Sequoia Life website: http://thesequoialife.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesequoialife/

The Sequoia FamJam Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thesequoiafamjam
 

Are you struggling with your mental health and would like someone to chat to?  Here are some resources that are ready to help:

Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/mental-health-services/mental-health-get-help.html

US: https://www.mhanational.org/get-involved/contact-us

If you're feeling suicidal, please reach out and get help. Your mental health is important!

Are you struggling with an eating disorder or would you like some additional information?

Check these resources out:

https://nedic.ca/

https://www.lookingglassbc.com/

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Episode #37:

 

Thank you so much for joining us for episode 37! We chat with Divya all about her journey with Sjogren's syndrome, yoga, advocating for yourself and so much more. 

Thank you to everyone who has left us rating and reviews and have signed up to Patreon - we love you!

Did Divya's story resonate with you and now you want to learn more about her or Sjogren's? Don't blame you, you can get in touch with her here:

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/divya.dhn

Instagram: @sjogrenshealthcoachdivya

Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/divya-dhawan-b645791b6/

Website: www.sjogrenssolution.com

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Episode #36:

 

Oh Hey! Welcome to Episode 36! In this episode, we chat with the amazing Jackie about speaking up so future generations won't have to, the messy middle of healing and so much more.

We are always so thankful for your reviews and all the rating of the podcast that you do! Each of these ratings and reviews helps us spread the message even further and normalize different wellness journeys even more!

Did Jackie's story resonate with you and now you want to find out more about her? We did too!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inspiredjourneyconsulting/

Website: https://inspiredjourneyconsulting.com/travelcanheal/

If you have been the victim of sexual abuse and need someone to talk to, here are some great resources - your voice matters! 

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Episode #35:

Thank you so much for joining us for Episode 35!  We chat with Scott all about being shot at in Panama, dying in Columbia, and finding peace on the bank of the Ganges River, and honestly so much more.

Thank you to everyone who has left us rating and reviews and has signed up to Patreon - we love you!

Did Scott's story resonate with you and now you want to learn more about him? Don't blame you, you can get in touch with her here:

Website: www.scottjspears.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/time_life_self/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TIMELIFESELF

Are you struggling with your mental health and would like someone to chat to? Here are some resources that are ready to help:

Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/mental-health-services/mental-health-get-help.html

US: https://www.mhanational.org/get-involved/contact-us

If you're feeling suicidal, please reach out and get help.

Are you struggling with PTSD? Here are some resources that can help.

Canada: http://www.ptsdassociation.com/

International: https://www.isst-d.org/

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Episode #34:

Oh Hey! Welcome to Episode 34! In this episode, we chat with the amazing Danie about her experience out of an abusive relationship and what it means to get into something new. (And so much more!) 

We are always so thankful for your reviews and all the rating of the podcast that you do! Each of these ratings and reviews helps us spread the message even further and normalize different wellness journeys even more!

Did Danie's story resonate with you and now you want to find out more about her? We did too! 

Website: https://www.ThePeaceTeacher.com

Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/daniecmuniz

If you're in an abusive relationship and are ready for help, here are some resources:

  • ShelterSafe.ca provides information to help connect women and their children across Canada with the nearest shelter for safety and support.

  • Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support for those in crisis, connecting people in crisis to trained crisis responders.

  • Kids Help Phone allows you to chat with a trained volunteer crisis responder for support any time, about anything, via text message.

  • COVID-19 pandemic “Signal for Help,” a one-handed sign someone can use on a video call to let others know that they want others to check in with them.

  • MyPlan Canada is a free app to help you with your safety and well-being if you have experienced abuse from a current or past spouse, partner, or boyfriend/girlfriend. It’s private, secure, personalized, and backed by research.

 

Amazing International Resource:

https://www.mysticmag.com/psychic-reading/domestic-violence-resource-guide/

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Episode #33:

Welcome to episode 33! We can't wait to share this episode with you - thanks so much for joining us! 

We are always so thankful for your reviews and all the rating of the podcast that you do! Each of these ratings and reviews helps us spread the message even further and normalize different wellness journeys even more!

If you would like to find a therapist near you, you can do that here:

Canada: https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists

Us: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists

Did Molly's story resonate with you and now you want to find out more about her? We did too! Here are the links:

Website: https://www.therapywithmolly.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mollyzivetherapy/

Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/therapy-is-cool/id1521144903

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Episode #32:

Oh hi! Welcome to episode 32! Today we are chatting with Jessa Lin. We laugh, we cry, and powerful realizations abound! Trigger warnings - There is strong language that we do not censor, we talk about physical and emotional abuse as well as drug abuse.

We are always so thankful for your reviews and all the rating of the podcast that you do! Each of these ratings and reviews helps us spread the message even further and normalize different wellness journeys even more!

Are you dealing with an addiction, or know someone who is and would like some resources? There is help!

If you're in an abusive relationship and are ready for help, here are some resources:

  • ShelterSafe.ca provides information to help connect women and their children across Canada with the nearest shelter for safety and support.

  • Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support for those in crisis, connecting people in crisis to trained crisis responders.

  • Kids Help Phone allows you to chat with a trained volunteer crisis responder for support any time, about anything, via text message.

  • COVID-19 pandemic “Signal for Help,” a one-handed sign someone can use on a video call to let others know that they want others to check in with them.

  • MyPlan Canada is a free app to help you with your safety and well-being if you have experienced abuse from a current or past spouse, partner, or boyfriend/girlfriend. It’s private, secure, personalized, and backed by research.

Did Jessa's story resonate with you and now you want to find out more about her? We did too! Here are the links:

Website: https://www.jessalinrose.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theonlyjessalin/

Sacred Offerings: https://jessalinrose.as.me/schedule.php

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Episode #31:

Thank you so much for joining us for episode 31!  Can't wait to chat more about healing the relationship that we have with our bodies, explore our feelings around 'healthy' and so much more.

We thank you so much for all of the amazing ratings and reviews that you’ve been leaving the podcast - we love you! These reviews and ratings help us to get our message out so much further! We are also so thankful to the people who have joined Patreon and are helping to keep the podcast going!

Are you struggling with your relationship with food?  This is actually an international website so you can input your country.  We care about you!

Did Samantha's story resonate with you and you want to learn even more about her? Don’t blame you, she’s awesome! You can get in touch with her here:

Website - www.simplywellcoaching.com/

Facebook group - www.facebook.com/groups/letsdothisshift

Book a free 30-minute consult - www.calendly.com/livesimplywell/jump-start

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Episode #30:

Can you even believe that it's already episode 30??? Join us as we chat with Laura Winger about her amazing journey into and out of an abusive relationship. Definite trigger warning in this episode - we chat about abuse and also bring up God, if these are triggering for you, give this episode a skip. Laura's story is so powerful, so it's an important listen <3

We are always so thankful for your reviews and all the rating of the podcast that you do! Each of these ratings and reviews helps us spread the message even further and normalize different wellness journeys even more!

If you're in an abusive relationship and are ready for help, here are some resources:

  • ShelterSafe.ca provides information to help connect women and their children across Canada with the nearest shelter for safety and support.

  • Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support for those in crisis, connecting people in crisis to trained crisis responders.

  • Kids Help Phone allows you to chat with a trained volunteer crisis responder for support any time, about anything, via text message.

  • COVID-19 pandemic “Signal for Help,” a one-handed sign someone can use on a video call to let others know that they want others to check in with them.

  • MyPlan Canada is a free app to help you with your safety and well-being if you have experienced abuse from a current or past spouse, partner, or boyfriend/girlfriend. It’s private, secure, personalized, and backed by research.

 

This is an amazing international resource: 

https://www.mysticmag.com/psychic-reading/domestic-violence-resource-guide/

Did Laura's story resonate with you and now you want to find out more about her? We did too! Here are the links:

IG:  www.instagram.com/theothersidestrong

Blog:  Theothersidelowajane216.wordpress.com

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Episode #29:

Thank you so much for joining us for episode 29!  This episode is all about self-love, eating disorders, boob jobs and just loving yourself how you are. 

 

Are you struggling with your relationship with food? This is actually an international website so you can input your country. We care about you!

Did Leandra's story resonate with you and you want to learn even more about her? You can get in touch with her here:

Instagram:  www.instagram.com/leandrahaupt 

                   www.instagram.com/purehappyhealthy 

Podcast:     www.anchor.fm/pure-happy-Healthy 

Website:     www.leandra-Haupt.com

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Episode #28:

Thank you so much for joining us for Episode 28 with Hannah Flores. We are so thankful to Hannah for sharing her story with us and we hope it resonated with you as well! 

We are always so thankful for your reviews and all the rating of the podcast that you do! Each of these ratings and reviews helps us spread the message even further and normalize different wellness journeys even more!

If you’ve listened to this story and are struggling with any level of postpartum depression, there is help out there. Here is an awesome  international organization, so you can find your country here.

Did Hannah's story resonate with you and now you want to find out more about her? We did too! Here are the links to her website and social media:

Website: http://digitalnourishment.co.uk/

IG: https://instagram.com/digital_nourishment

Books Kristen has been inspired to read because of this episode

Well, thinking about the inequality in mortality of different mothers around the world sent me down a rabbit hole and I started reading HOOD FEMINISM by Mikki Kendall.

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Episode #27:

Thank you so much for joining us for episode 27! We chat with Dell all about enjoying the journey towards yourself, looking internally instead of externally and so much more!

Thank you to everyone who has left us rating and reviews and have signed up to Patreon - we love you!

Did Dell's story resonate with you and now you want to learn more about him? Don't blame you, you can get in touch with him here:

Website: www.trueessenceconnection.com

YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCaC2Z1Z7x9tcnJxSzHHohzw

Instagram: www.instagram.com/trueessenceconnection/

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Happy New Year! 

Thank you so much for joining us for these last six months - it's been an absolutely amazing experience! 

 

Have a beautiful day, we'll see you with a regular episode next week! 

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Happy Holidays! 

We are taking a little break for Christmas, and we'll have something special for you Jan. 1st!  We are back to regular episodes Jan. 8th, can't wait! 

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Episode #25:

Thank you so much for joining us as we chat with Annie all about, the suicide epidemic in Nunavut, the beauty of Inuit culture and so much more.

 

Are you Inuit and struggling with thoughts of Suicide? Please reach out to the Kamatsiaqtut Nunavut Helpline:

Local Nunavut Number: 867.979.3333

Toll Free: 1.800.265.3333

 

You can donate to Kamatsiaqtut Nunavut Helpline here.

 

Find out more about our Online Fundraiser for Kamatsiaqtut Nunavut Helpline here.

Please check out Annie on social media!

TikTok @annieneevee 

Instagram @ullaakkut

Learn More about things we talked about in the episode:

Learn about residential Schools

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Episode #24:

In this episode we chat with Carrie all about coming to grips with life, death, and psychic abilities!  

Thank you to everyone who has left us rating and reviews and have signed up to Patreon - we love you!

Are you struggling with your mental health and would like someone to chat to? Here are some resources that are ready to help:

Canada: Mental Health Support Canada

US: Mental Health America

Did Carrie's story resonate with you and now you want to learn more about her? Don't blame you, you can get in touch with her here:

 IG: www.instagram.com/carriecardozo/

Website: www.carriecardozo.com

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Episode #23:

Thank you so much for joining us for episode 23!  In this episode, we chat with Christa all about life, self-love, how to shake your way through trauma and so much more! 

Thank you to everyone who has left us rating and reviews and have signed up to Patreon - we love you!

Did Christa's story resonate with you and now you want to learn more about her? Don't blame you, you can get in touch with her here:

Website: christagowen.com
Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/theradicalmotherproject
Instagram: instagram.com/insideouthealing

Want to find a TRE practitioner near you? Have a peek here

Want to check out images of emotions in people's brains? 

Can you tell someone's emotional state from an MRI?

Scientists are using MRI scans to reveal the physical makeup of our thoughts and feelings.

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Episode #22:

Thank you so much for joining us for episode 22! We chat with Ashely all about deciding to live life, flipping coins and self-acceptance. This is a powerful episode, so glad you could join us.

Thank you to everyone who has left us rating and reviews and have signed up to Patreon - we love you!

Are you struggling with your mental health and would like someone to chat to? Here are some resources that are ready to help:

Canada: Mental Health Support Canada

US: Mental Health America

If you're feeling suicidal, please reach out and get help.

Did Ashley's story resonate with you and now you want to learn more about her? Don't blame you, you can get in touch with her here:

Website: https://www.ashleyvanbrabant.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ashley-Van-Brabant-Belief-Specialist

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Episode #21:

Thank you so much for joining us for episode 21! Today we chat with Chris all about life, surviving flesh-eating bacteria, deep-dish pizza and so much more!

Thank you to everyone who has left us rating and reviews and have signed up to Patreon - we love you!

Are you struggling with your mental health and would like someone to chat to? Here are some resources that are ready to help:

Canada: Mental Health Support Canada

US: Mental Health America

Did Chris's story resonate with you and now you want to learn more about him? Don't blame you, you can get in touch with him here:

Website: www.chrisdtgordon.com

Scar Bearers podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/scar-bearers/id1516102320

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHoBCg5lX7ONEunVmFSkZSQ

Instagram: www.instagram.com/chrisdtgordon

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrisdt.gordon.5

LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/chris-dt-gordon-8b2004197

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Episode #20:

Thank you so much for joining us for episode 20, holy crap! Thank you so much for joining us as we chat with Chelsea all about life, trauma, lockdown and so much more!

Thank you to everyone who has left us rating and reviews and have signed up to Patreon - we love you!

Are you struggling with your mental health and would like someone to chat to? Here are some resources that are ready to help:

Canada: Mental Health Support Canada

US: Mental Health America

Have you been the victim of a sexual assault and need help?

Did Chelsea's story resonate with you and now you want to learn more about her? Don't blame you, you can get in touch with her here:

Website: https://chelseahastings.wixsite.com/website

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chelseahastingss/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chelseahastings.1013

Books that Kristen was inspired to read because of this episode:

Buddhism: An Introduction to the Buddha's life, teachings, and practices by Joan Duncan Oliver (I have actually read this book quite a few times but I love coming back to it and was reminded about it through the episode!)

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Episode #19:

Thank you so much for joining us for episode 19, wow! Time has flown. In this episode, we chat with Kawan Glover all about how he not only survived but thrived after a stroke at 20. Such powerful stuff. Thank you so much to Kawan for sharing his amazing story!

Thank you to everyone who has left us rating and reviews and have signed up to Patreon - we love you! 

Are you struggling with your mental health and would like someone to chat to? Here are some resources that are ready to help:

Canada: Mental Health Support Canada

US: Mental Health America

Did Kawan's story resonate with you and now you want to learn more about him? Don't blame you, you can get in touch with him here:

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OvercomeAdversityWithKawan

Instagram: www.Instagram.com/kawanglover 

Twitter: www.Twitter.com/kawan_glover 

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kawanaglover

If you want to chat with him and have a 1:1 Consultation, the link is here: https://calendly.com/overcomeadversitytoday

Books that Kristen was inspired to read because of this episode:

Favor: How Stroke, Struggle and Surgery Helped Me Find My Life's Purpose By Kawan Glover. 

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Episode #18:

Thank you so much for joining us for episode 18. In this episode, we chat with Amanda about so much, so many words of wisdom, so many life changing experiences. A huge thank you for her amazing vulnerability and inspiration while still making us laugh. We'd love to hear your feedback - let us know if this episode changed something for you <3

Thank you so much for all of the amazing ratings and reviews that you all have been leaving - this helps to get our podcast shown to more people and allow us to spread the message of acceptance even further! We are also so thankful for all of you who have joined Patreon and are helping to keep the show going!

Did Amanda's story resonate with you and now you want to find out what she's up to? Don't blame you, you can get in touch with her here:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amandacat/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-catarzi/

Are you currently a victim of sex trafficking? Are you worried that someone you know or have crossed paths with might be a victim of sex trafficking? These amazing resources can help.

SelahFreedom

The National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1 (888) 373-7888 SMS: 233733 (Text "HELP" or "INFO") Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week Languages: English, Spanish, and 200 more languages. Website:

Books that Kristen was inspired to read because of this episode:

Sex Trafficking in the United States: Theory, Research, Policy and Practice by Andrea Nichols

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Episode #17:

Thank you so much for joining us for episode 17. Even when we think that we are gearing up for a more gentle episode, we end up running across the drug cartel! This episode explores Alison's beautiful, but never perfect journey towards healing and self, can't wait to share it with you!

Thank you so much for all of the amazing ratings and reviews that you all have been leaving - this helps to get our podcast shown to more people and allow us to spread the message of acceptance even further! We are also so thankful for all of you who have joined Patreon and are helping to keep the show going!

Did Alison's story resonate with you and now you want to find out what she's up to? Don't blame you, you can get in touch with here here:

Website:  www.embodymylife.com

Instagram:  www.instagram.com/embody_life

Podcast:  https://www.embodymylife.com/podcast

Books that Kristen was inspired to read because of this episode:

Dying to Be Me by Anita Moorjani

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Episode #16:

Thank you so much for joining us for episode 16. This episode was extremely powerful for us and we are very much looking forward to sharing it with you! This is a super important episode if you or someone you love is dealing with health issues or chronic illness or if you would like to learn more about these issues. Meg has an amazing first-hand experience that you need to listen to.

Thank you so much for all of the amazing ratings and reviews that you all have been leaving - this helps to get our podcast shown to more people and allow us to spread the message of acceptance even further! We are also so thankful for all of you who have joined Patreon and are helping to keep the show going!

Would you like some more resources in regards to Celiac disease? We got you! 

Facebook group: Canadian Celiac Association

There are lots of city specific groups too, so just search for celiac in your area, and lots will pop up!

On Instagram: @ccaceliac @autoimmunepaleo @chronicillnesshumor @paleohacks

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Episode #15:

Thank you so much for joining us for episode 15. This episode was extremely powerful for us and we are very much looking forward to sharing it with you! This is a super important episode if you or someone you love is dealing with addiction, or if you would like to learn more about addiction. Heather has an amazing first hand experience that you need to listen to. 

Thank you so much for all of the amazing ratings and reviews that you all have been leaving - these help to get our podcast shown to more people and allow us to spread the message of acceptance even further! We are also so thankful for all of you who have joined Patreon and are helping to keep the show going! 

Did Heather's story resonate with you? Connect with her more and find support in her amazing resources! 

Website: heatherrosscoaching.com

Facebook : www.facebook.com/heatherrosscoaching

Instagram: www.instagram.com/heatherrosscoaching

Learn how Portugal tackled its addiction epidemic to become a world model.

Books that Kristen was inspired to read because of this episode:

A Guide for Families Beyond Addiction

Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself

The Secret Language of Feelings

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Episode #14:

Thank you so much for joining us for episode #14!  Can you believe it?!  In this episode, we chat about life, love, infidelity, doing the damn thing and so much more with Melonie Kolton.  

We thank you so much for all of the amazing ratings and reviews that you’ve been leaving the podcast - we love you! These reviews and ratings help us to get our message out so much further! We are also so thankful to the people who have joined Patreon and are helping to keep the podcast going!

Did Melonie's story resonate with you and you want to learn even more about her? Don’t blame you, she’s awesome! You can get in touch with her here:

www.meloniekolton.com 

www.facebook.com/meloniekolton

www.instagram.com/meloniekoltonsoulfilled

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Episode #13:

Welcome back for Part 2 with Registered Dietician Kelsey McCullough! We are continuing the conversation about intuitive eating, and answering all of your questions.  

We thank you so much for all of the amazing ratings and reviews that you’ve been leaving the podcast - we love you! These reviews and ratings help us to get our message out so much further! 

Are you struggling with your relationship with food? Eating Disorder Hope is an international website so you can input your country for local resources. We care about you!

Did Kelsey's story resonate with you and you want to learn even more about her? Don’t blame you, she’s awesome! You can get in touch with her here:

Website: www.21stcenturyRD.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/the21stcenturyRD

Facebook: www.facebook.com/21stcenturyRD

Want to learn more about things that we mentioned on the show?

Do some more learning and unlearning about body positivity amongst women of colour! Please, please, please do some more research too! It's so important! 

 

Minnesota Starvation Experiment

Check out The Becoming Vibrant Podcast

Vegan Intuitive Eating Dietitian Rockstar: Angela @angela_nutrition on IG, Website: angelardn.com

Donate to food-insecure children in Canada

Kelsey has a book club! Listeners can actually get a discount if they want to join the Intuitive Eating Book Club that Kelsey is hosting. Mention The Struggle is Real Podcast in your email for 20% off! 

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Episode #12:

In this episode, we are chatting all about Intuitive eating with a dietician who specializes in exactly this thing! This is a two-part episode with the follow up coming out next week. 

We thank you so much for all of the amazing ratings and reviews that you’ve been leaving the podcast - we love you! These reviews and ratings help us to get our message out so much further! We are also so thankful to the people who have joined Patreon and are helping to keep the podcast going!

Are you struggling with your relationship with food? Eating Disorder Hope is an international website so you can input your country. We care about you!

Did Kelsey's story resonate with you and you want to learn even more about her? Don’t blame you, she’s awesome! You can get in touch with her here:

Website: www.21stcenturyRD.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/the21stcenturyRD

Facebook: www.facebook.com/21stcenturyRD

Want to learn more about things that we mentioned on the show?

Kelsey has a book club! Listeners can actually get a discount if they want to join the Intuitive Eating Book Club that Kelsey is hosting. Mention The Struggle is Real Podcast in your email for 20% off! 

Vegan Intuitive Eating Dietitian Rockstar: Angela @angela_nutrition on IG, Website: angelardn.com

 

On social media check out: the hashtag #intuitiveeatingofficial

 

Books that Kristen has been inspired to read because of this episode:

Intuitive Eating 4th Edition

Fearing the Black Body: the Racial Roots of Fatphobia 

Health At Every Size

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Episode #11:

In this episode, we are chatting all about our relationships with food. We dig into intuitive eating, chat about wearing the frigging crop top, disordered eating, and a ton more!

We thank you so much for all of the amazing ratings and reviews that you’ve been leaving the podcast - we love you! These reviews and ratings help us to get our message out so much further! We are also so thankful to the people who have joined Patreon and are helping to keep the podcast going!

Are you struggling with your relationship with food? Eating Disorder Hope is an international website so you can input your country. We care about you!

Did Renata's story resonate with you and you want to learn even more about her? Don’t blame you, she’s awesome! You can get in touch with her here:

Personal Blog: buffalosauceeverywhere.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/renataoleo

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/renataoleo/

Comedy Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/0g14PGoaMg27jlYw67oH1Q?si=LBeg1rzMQsmWlTT-VQL54Q (also, she's hilarious!)

Want to learn more about things that we mentioned on the show?

You can find Kelsey the dietician here:

https://www.21stcenturyrd.com/

Books that Kristen was inspired to read because of this episode:

Intuitive Eating 4th edition

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Episode #10:

Thank you so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! This was episode 10! In this episode, we chatted all about life, death, and garlic and so, so much more.

We thank you so much for all of the amazing ratings and reviews that you’ve been leaving the podcast - we love you! These reviews and ratings help us to get our message out so much further! We are also so thankful to the people who have joined Patreon and are helping to keep the podcast going!

Did Melissa’s story resonate with you and you want to learn even more about her? Don’t blame you, she’s awesome! You can get in touch with her here:

www.curiouslyconnected.net

https://www.facebook.com/Curiously-Connected-950336991971905

Are you struggling with your mental health? Please reach out to the Crisis Centre.  

Want to learn more about the things we mentioned in the show?

You can learn more about NLP here: 

Books that Kristen has added to her reading list because of this episode:

Melissa recommended this book and I can't wait to check it out! Frogs into Princes: Neuro Linguistic Programming

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Episode #9:

Today we are chatting with Jessica Winans. We talk all about life and car accidents on this episode. Is the universe whispering sweet nothings in your ear? Listen up! If you need a reminder to listen to that beautiful gut instinct of yours, this might be the episode for you! 

We are always so thankful for your reviews and all the rating of the podcast that you do! Each of these ratings and reviews helps us spread the message even further and normalize different wellness journeys even more!

Did Jessica's story resonate with you and now you want to find out more about her? Don't blame you!

Here are the links to her website and social media:

She wrote a book! Find it here: bit.ly/UltravioletSoul

Instagram: Instagram.com/_jesswinans

Facebook: Facebook.com/ultravioletly

Tic Toc: @jessicawinans

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_rknjL_la-hd15JnZj6stw

Twitter: twitter.com/_jesswinans

Want to learn more about the things we mentioned in the show?

Bikram Yoga: Check out this documentary on Netflix. There are also a TON of youtube videos if you want to dig deeper, there are literally too many to list here, just search for it, your mind will explode.

'Best' Cults: Check out this article we dug into. There are SO many articles, totally worth a google search if you have an afternoon to waste learning about cults. 

Books Kristen was inspired to read because of this episode:

Jessica's obviously! Ultraviolet Soul: Rumblings from my Spiritual Awakening

The Eight Limbs of Yoga: A Handbook for Living Yoga Philosophy

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Episode #8:

Today we are chatting with Victoria Jenkins. She chats with us all about her struggles with hidden disability, fighting the patriarchy and ableism before breakfast, the ups and downs of life with beige food and so much more.  

 

This is an important episode to listen to if you’re a human living in this world (so pretty much only ghosts need not listen) because 1 in 7 people are Disabled in some way.  

Did Victorias Story Resonate with you and now you want to get in touch?  We totally don’t blame you! 

Website: www.unhiddenclothing.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/unhidden_clothing

Instagram: www.instagram.com/victoria_is_unhidden

Etsy: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/VictoriaAnnStudioldn

Ready to dig into some amazing resources courtesy of Victoria? Here they are! ​

Victoria put together an amazing document full of important medical terminology you might not be familiar with. You can download it here.

Models of Diversity

Dealing with depression and need some help? Check out this resource

Awesome communities:

Articles that we mentioned: 

TikTok: @teannaalexia 

What Kristen is reading because of this episode:

Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology 

Looking for some great books about disability invisibility? Check these out!

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Episode #7:

Today we are chatting with Shaun MacDonald, MCP, RCC. This episode has lots of amazing input from our community, so much good info as well as many beautiful and vulnerable personal experiences. We talk all about how to find the right fit in a counsellor, when it might be time to see a professional. We also touch on how, even though crystals are awesome, they might not walk you all the way through unpacking trauma, and we chat a lot about how a spiritual or holistic wellness journey still has room for counselling or therapy!

We are always so thankful for your reviews and all the rating of the podcast that you do! Each of these ratings and reviews helps us spread the message even further and normalize different wellness journeys even more!

Ready to dig into all of the incredible resources we mentioned Shaun provided us with? Here they are! 

Finding Mental Health Support:

Urgent Response:

  • Access & Assessment Centre Vancouver (604) 675-3700: Support for psychiatric emergencies for anyone over the age of 17.

  • Child & Adolescent Response Team (CART) (604) 874-2300: Urgent response to mental health related crises involving school age children/youth and their families, Short-term therapy, resources, and referral coordination.

 

Crisis Lines/Chats:

  • 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

  • Ku-Us Response Centre: (1-800-588-8717) Culturally-sensitive crisis response for indigenous individuals.

  • Crisis Centre

  • Youth in BC

  • Black Youth Helpline 

  • 24-Hour Vancouver Crisis Line: 1-866-661-3311

  • Alcohol & Drug Information & Referral Services: (604) 660-9382

  • Health Link BC/ Nurse Line: 8-1-1

  • Kelty Mental Health Resources Centre: 1-800-665-1822

  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

  • SUCCESS

  • Provincial Child and Youth Advocate: 1-800-476-3933

  • VictimLink BC Service: 1-800-563-0808 Service provided in over 110 language.

  • Watari Survival Manual

Useful Apps/Websites:

Awesome Instagram Feeds:

@counselling4allseasons

@traumaawarecare

@selfcareisforeveryone

@angeyasianfeminist

@cpddw_vancouver

@intersectional.abc

@recoveryfortherevolution

@millennial.therapist

@harmreductionintl

@thebodyianotanapology

@bodyimage_therapist

@cssdp

@alokvmenon

@proj1907

@beadwork_kc  

@ubcsocialjusticecentre

@soyouwanttotalkabout

@traumaandco

@with_this_body

@raven_trust

@decolonizingtherapy

@raven_trust

@supportdontpunish

@blackyouthhelpline

@blackmentalhealth.canada

@youth_mental_health

@candrugpolicy

@cassafesupply

@decolonizingmentalhealth

@glennondoyle

@queerbrownvegan  

@internalfamilysystems

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Episode #6: Thank you so much for joining us for Episode 6 with Melanie Maxwell. Melanie enlightens us to so many aspects of the postpartum experience - the ups, the downs, the parallels to prisoners of war (yep!) the power of having someone who actually listens, we open up about our own fears and quite a bit more. Listen if you have had a baby, currently have a baby, or know a human who has had a baby or might have a baby in the future. Or if you’re a human living in a society where humans have babies.

We are always so thankful for your reviews and all the rating of the podcast that you do! Each of these ratings and reviews helps us spread the message even further and normalize different wellness journeys even more!

If you’ve listened to this story and are struggling with any level of postpartum depression, there is help out there. Here are some amazing resources:

This is actually an international organization so you can find your country here.

You can check out the Fourth Trimester book that Melanie talked about here.

 

Did Melanie’s story resonate with you and now you want to find out more about her? We did too! Here are the links to her website and social media:

Podcast: vibrantlywell.com/podcast

Website: vibrantlywell.com

IG: instagram.com/vibrantlywell

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Episode #5: Today we're chatting with Vickie Petrescu, an amazing human, yoga teacher, grandmother, and all-around inspiring person. Her journey is about finding confidence, healing, and compassion and is the story that you need to listen to right now! 

Like always, we are so thankful for you taking the time to subscribe, rate, and review! This helps us get our message so much further and tell so many more powerful stories.

If you've listened to this story and are going through similar struggles or know someone who is - please check out these resources. These are for Canada, but these types of resources are available worldwide - we care about you. 

Did Vickie's story resonate with you and want to know more about her? Don't blame you! You can find her on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/vickie.petrescu

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Episode #4: In this episode we talk to Karen Peterson, a powerhouse of a woman who shares her incredible story of childhood alcoholism, surrendering to something bigger than herself (who also happens to knit), finding the strength to stay sober while supporting her daughter through a horrible accident and the incredible power of yoga and forgiveness. Buckle up!

Like always, we are so thankful for you taking the time to subscribe, rate, and review! This helps us get our message so much further and tell so many more powerful stories.

If you've listened to this story and are going through similar struggles or know someone who is - please check out these resources. These are for Canada, but these types of resources are available worldwide - we care about you!

Crisis service Canada is an amazing resource to help you when you're struggling with thoughts of suicide.

Alcoholics Anonymous can get you connected with a meeting in your area, a sponsor and so much more.

This is for the Alano club in Vancouver, but most cities have their own and are a short google search away!
If you or someone you care about needs to get into a detox centre you can find more information here.

And here is a drug rehab directory for all of Canada.

Did Karen's story resonate with you and want to know more about her? Don't blame you! You can connect with her online at: 

https://www.instagram.com/blissedout.yogaandfitness/

https://www.facebook.com/blissedout.yogaandfitness/

Do you think you might have a problematic relationship with alcohol and want to talk to Karen about it? Maybe go through the steps? You can reach out to her by e-mail: blissedoutyogaandfitness@gmail.com

She is absolutely serious when she says that she is available any time and really is there to support you as you take the steps towards sobriety.  

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Episode #3: In this episode we talk to Nancy Read, a very cool person who shares her viewpoints on self-care after children, meditating in her car, not giving in to what social media is telling us we need to do and healing for yourself. Just in time for some weekend motivation!

Like always, we are so thankful for you taking the time to subscribe, rate, and review! This helps us get our message so much further and tell so many more powerful stories. 

Did Nancy's story resonate with you and now you want to know more about her? Don't blame you! You can check out her amazing coaching and photography on her business Facebook pages here:

https://www.facebook.com/WillowTreeCoach/

https://www.facebook.com/NancyReadPhotography/

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Episode #2: Today we are talking with a very awesome human Karen Rayner. We chat about a lot of important topics in this episode - flexing our positivity muscle, exploring spirituality while raising a family, and perhaps our personal favourite, talking to dead people.

Like always, we are so thankful for you taking the time to subscribe, rate, and review!  

Did Karen's story resonate with you and now you want to know more about her? You can reach out to her on her website and learn a little more about the magic she does here:

https://redpinehealing.com/

https://www.facebook.com/redpinereiki

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Episode #1: Today we are chatting with the AMAZING Vanessa Ooms! We chat about all the things - from heartbreak, being a train wreck, crying into our goggles to rediscovering self, leaning into self-care, and becoming a rad and inspiring entrepreneur!  

Enjoyed this episode and think others will as well? Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any upcoming episodes and leave us a review to help others discover this podcast! 

Did Vanessa's story resonate with you and now you want to connect with her? We don't blame you! You can connect with her via her website and Instagram:

https://www.vanessaooms.com

https://www.instagram.com/vanooms

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