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Welcome to "You're Always Fine," the mental health and wellness podcast for the chronically fine. Hosted by Kristine Hoestermann, LICSW, and Theresa Thomas, this show is like talking to your best friends but with the advice of seasoned professionals. Brought to you by Even Health, a tech company that's breaking down barriers in the world of mental health, this podcast is about keeping it real, even when you're not feeling your best. Join Kristine and Theresa weekly as they open up about their vulnerabilities and fearlessly discuss topics people often shy away from. From societal struggles to those within the healthcare profession and everyday life, they bring the power of authenticity to the forefront. Do you tend to respond with "I'm fine" even when you're not feeling great? Or maybe you're dealing with relationship issues or feeling overwhelmed by world events. If you identify as a high-functioning individual with anxiety, depression, or OCD, then "You're Always Fine" is the perfect show for you because it's okay not to be fine. Tune in as we explore unfiltered truths and provide insights into finding balance and peace in your everyday life. We know you're always fine, but grab your headphones and listen every week as we navigate life together; it's better than just "fine."

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Welcome to "You're Always Fine," the mental health and wellness podcast for the chronically fine. Hosted by Kristine Hoestermann, LICSW, and Theresa Thomas, this show is like talking to your best friends but with the advice of seasoned professionals. Brought to you by Even Health, a tech company that's breaking down barriers in the world of mental health, this podcast is about keeping it real, even when you're not feeling your best. Join Kristine and Theresa weekly as they open up about their vulnerabilities and fearlessly discuss topics people often shy away from. From societal struggles to those within the healthcare profession and everyday life, they bring the power of authenticity to the forefront. Do you tend to respond with "I'm fine" even when you're not feeling great? Or maybe you're dealing with relationship issues or feeling overwhelmed by world events. If you identify as a high-functioning individual with anxiety, depression, or OCD, then "You're Always Fine" is the perfect show for you because it's okay not to be fine. Tune in as we explore unfiltered truths and provide insights into finding balance and peace in your everyday life. We know you're always fine, but grab your headphones and listen every week as we navigate life together; it's better than just "fine."

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English


Episodes

[Bite of balance] Mom guilt

2/29/2024
Ever felt that sinking sensation in the pit of your stomach when you realize, amidst a perfectly orchestrated day, you've forgotten your kid's baseball cap? That's mom guilt - and it's got a stranglehold on 94% of us, making us feel like we're forever falling short of some mythical maternal mark. In this episode, I, Teresa, go beyond just nodding in agreement about the struggles of motherhood. Instead, I'm dissecting the two sides of guilt and sharing why it's crucial to distinguish the growth-inspiring from the irrational. Strap in, fellow moms, as we confront the pressures and judgements that fuel the chaos of mom guilt. From the stay-at-home moms wrangling with the idea they should be working to the working moms drowning in the stigma of 'not enough time with the kids,' our battles are as unique as they are universal. But here's the kicker - I'll unveil a life-saving strategy that shifted the tide in my own life. It's about self-care without guilt because, let's face it, you can't pour from an empty cup. By the time we sign off, you'll be ready to extend yourself that much-needed grace and face parenting with a fresh dose of strength and resilience. Cabana Pods offer healthcare professionals a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can have immediate positive changes in well-being, mood, stress relief and, mindfulness. Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.evenhealth.com/pods Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, or LinkedIn. Click here to check out Cabana.

Duration:00:03:22

The burden of guilt

2/27/2024
Have you ever felt guilt after realizing your actions didn't align with your values? You're far from alone in this emotional labyrinth. Today's heartfelt conversation takes a magnifying glass to guilt – that all-too-familiar self-conscious emotion that can drive us to amend our errors. We peel back layers of our personal stories, examining how guilt evolves through life's stages, and spotlight the poignant 'parent guilty' more commonly known as 'mom guilt' that seems an inescapable of the parenting experience. As we thread through the chapters, the conversation pivots to the implications of mom guilt on our little ones, revealing the sobering reality that our internal battles can inadvertently sculpt their developing self-identities and life expectations. We'll chat about Kristine's journey through therapy, her quest for self-compassion amidst the chaos, and Theresa's daily struggle with mom guilt – all of it is laid bare. This episode isn't just a narrative; it's a communal space for understanding and speaking about what we often leave unsaid. ____________________________________ Live group recommendation based on this episode: Failure: embracing mistakes and learning from them Date: 3/14/2024 Time: 10am est. Description: If you've ever experienced failure, you know that it can be a discouraging and frustrating experience. But what if failure was actually an opportunity for growth and learning? Register here If you just found our podcast and missed the connecting live group, explore this month's live group schedule *These live groups are exclusive to Cabana members. If you would like to learn how you can become a Cabana member, you can visit our website Cabana content recommendations based on this episode: Learning from mistakesResponsibility pieShift your shameThis week’s source notes: Combatting the feeling of guilt https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/how-to-stop-feeling-guilty Ending the toxic guilt cycles https://medium.com/mind-cafe/untwisting-your-thoughts-to-break-the-grip-of-toxic-guilt-a734ccb062e8 Symptoms of a guilt complex https://www.verywellmind.com/guilt-complex-definition-symptoms-traits-causes-treatment-5115946 Atlas of the heart - Brene Brown Cabana Pods offer healthcare professionals a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can have immediate positive changes in well-being, mood, stress relief and, mindfulness. Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.evenhealth.com/pods Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, or LinkedIn. Click here to check out Cabana.

Duration:00:31:40

Resolution recharge

2/22/2024
Have you ever felt the burnout buzz just as you started chasing down those big, shiny resolutions? I've been there—declaring a diet revolution only to get buried under a pile of should-haves and could-haves by February. But what if I told you the secret sauce to resolutions isn't in the grand gestures but in the tiny triumphs? This week on Bite of Balance, we share the nitty-gritty on setting goals that stick like good ol' peanut butter to the roof of your mouth. Think less "overnight sensation" and more "veggie incorporation" to your daily meals. We're about turning those mountains back into molehills, one bite-sized step at a time. So, lace up those goal-kicking boots, and let’s march together toward our ultimate destinations with a healthy side of self-high-fives! ______________________________________________________________________ Live group recommendation based on this episode: Be kind to yourself: cultivating self-compassion Date: 2/29/24 Time: 10:30 EST. Description: Practicing self-compassion can help us accept our mistakes and flaws, leading us to treat ourselves as we would a loved one. Register here If you just found our podcast and missed the connecting live group, explore this month's live group schedule *These live groups are exclusive to Cabana members. If you would like to learn how you can become a Cabana member, you can visit our website Cabana content recommendations based on this episode: Resolution bingo boardLong-term goal setting templateFocus on the end resultThis week’s source notes: Making a New Year resolution https://www.psychiatry.org/news-room/news-releases/making-a-mental-health-new-year’s-resolution-one-i Realistic resolutions https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/2020/01/realistic-new-years-resolutions-for-your-mental-health/ Atomic Habits by James Clear Cabana Pods offer healthcare professionals a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can have immediate positive changes in well-being, mood, stress relief and, mindfulness. Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.evenhealth.com/pods Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, or LinkedIn. Click here to check out Cabana.

Duration:00:04:50

Navigating resolutions with grace

2/20/2024
Welcome to season two of "You're Always Fine". In this episode, Kristine introduces Theresa, who will be her co-host this season. This week we talk about the elephant in February, Resolutions. We discuss the excuses that we all make and the psychology behind why we often fail to keep our resolutions. We challenge the traditional narrative of resolutions, and share stories of progress that value growth over perfection. This episode is filled with laughter, understanding, and moments of insight. Remember, personal growth is a continuous journey, not a destination dictated by a calendar. Join us in our conversation that affirms balance, peace, and growth. ______________________________________________________________________ Live group recommendation based on this episode: Self-confidence: a group for growth and development Date: 2/27/24 Time: 2pm EST Description: We'll explore practical strategies for developing self-confidence, such as positive self-talk, setting achievable goals, and facing our fears Register here If you just found our podcast and missed the connecting live group, explore this month's live group schedule *These live groups are exclusive to Cabana members. If you would like to learn how you can become a Cabana member, you can visit our website Cabana content recommendations based on this episode: Resolution bingo boardLong-term goal setting templateFocus on the end resultThis week’s source notes: Making a new year resolution https://www.psychiatry.org/news-room/news-releases/making-a-mental-health-new-year’s-resolution-one-i Realistic resolutions https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/2020/01/realistic-new-years-resolutions-for-your-mental-health/ Atomic Habits by James Clear ________________________________________________________ Cabana Pods offer healthcare professionals a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can have immediate positive changes in well-being, mood, stress relief and, mindfulness. Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.evenhealth.com/pods Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, or LinkedIn. Click here to check out Cabana.

Duration:00:20:26

I want to thank me

11/23/2023
Uncover the transformative power of self-appreciation, recognizing the battles you've fought and won, and the challenges that have sculpted you into the remarkable person you are today. We're not stopping at self-gratitude; we're starting a movement. This Thanksgiving, let's challenge ourselves and others to bathe in the ripple effect of internal love and gratitude. And as we inch closer to 2024, let's celebrate the abundance within us, not just with hopes for a new year but with appreciation for the journey so far. So don that apron of gratitude and come, let's cook up a storm of thankfulness, for ourselves. Cabana Pods offer healthcare professionals a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can have immediate positive changes in well-being, mood, stress relief and, mindfulness. Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.evenhealth.com/pods Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, or LinkedIn. Click here to check out Cabana.

Duration:00:06:41

Friendship break-ups

11/14/2023
Ever notice how some friendships, once cherished and relied upon, fade into distant memories? Ever wonder why it's so hard to make new friends in adulthood, or how to navigate the delicate terrain of a friendship break-up? Join us for an enlightening conversation where we tackle these questions and expose the intricacies of adult friendships, exploring the reasons behind drifting apart, the impact of life events, and the effort that maintaining these relationships requires. __________________________________________________ Live group recommendation based on this episode: Having difficult conversations Date: 11/7/23 Time: 2pm est Description: We all encounter difficult conversations in our personal and professional lives, and effective communication is crucial to navigating these conversations in a productive way. Register here If you just found our podcast and missed the connecting live group, explore this month's live group schedule *These live groups are exclusive to Cabana members. If you would like to learn how you can become a Cabana member, you can visit our website Cabana content recommendations based on this episode: Circle of friends7 ways to strengthen your friendshipsThis week’s source notes: friendship break ups https://www.self.com/story/friendship-breakup-tips ways to move on from a FBU https://psychcentral.com/health/surviving-a-friendship-break-up#:~:text=Friendship breakups are hard because,your feelings%2C and move forward. how to break up with a friend https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2023/may/04/i-didnt-want-her-in-my-life-how-to-break-up-with-a-friend Cabana Pods offer healthcare professionals a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can have immediate positive changes in well-being, mood, stress relief and, mindfulness. Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.evenhealth.com/pods Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, or LinkedIn. Click here to check out Cabana.

Duration:00:48:04

Veterans day special

11/11/2023
Does the thought of transition from military to civilian life seem like an uphill battle? Strap in as we venture deep into the nuances of veterans' mental health. Our very own team member, Nick, a veteran himself, opens up about the personal journey that led him to find solace and purpose at Even Health. We unfold the many layers surrounding the stigma of mental health help seeking, the feeling of purposelessness post-military service, and how Even Health offers a lifeline through tailored support initiatives. We shed light on the often overlooked challenges of the shift from military to civilian life. Nick shares raw accounts of his own struggle with reintegration, and his cousin’s decision to return to war, as it was easier to face than the alienation of civilian life. Our conversation touches on the fear of imposter syndrome, the growing disconnect due to the dwindling number of service members, and the profound impact of expressing gratitude towards service members and their families. Nick's story is a testament to the arduous journey of finding a new identity post-service. Cabana Pods offer healthcare professionals a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can have immediate positive changes in well-being, mood, stress relief and, mindfulness. Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.evenhealth.com/pods Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, or LinkedIn. Click here to check out Cabana.

Duration:00:30:40

[Bite of balance] Cycle of destruction

11/2/2023
Are you ready to break free from the vicious cycle of self-destructive behaviors? Buckle up as we delve into the world of habits that, while seemingly harmless or an immediate relief, end up causing more harm than good. From the relatively benign act of hitting snooze multiple times to the more detrimental neglect of self-care, we're going to strip down these behaviors to their roots. More importantly, we'll be shedding light on the immediate gratification that reinforces these harmful routines and why our brains latch onto them, especially during tough times. Live group recommendation based on this episode: Creating healthy habits Date: 11/21/23 Time: 11am est Description: Habits are crucial to self-improvement, and the value of good habits and the cost of bad ones have significant impacts on our lives. Register here If you just found our podcast and missed the connecting live group, explore this month's live group schedule *These live groups are exclusive to Cabana members. If you would like to learn how you can become a Cabana member, you can visit our website Cabana content recommendations based on this episode: HALT MethodSelf-destructive behavior exit planThis week’s source notes: self-destructive behaviors https://www.choosingtherapy.com/self-destructive-behavior/ self-destructive behaviors, why do we do it? https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/self-destructive-behavior Cabana Pods offer healthcare professionals a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can have immediate positive changes in well-being, mood, stress relief and, mindfulness. Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.evenhealth.com/pods Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, or LinkedIn. Click here to check out Cabana.

Duration:00:03:48

This message will self-destruct in 5…4…3….2….

10/31/2023
Are you feeling stuck in a cycle of self-destructive behaviors? Kristine and Lauren are here to guide you through understanding these behaviors, their roots, and how they can impact your life in unimaginable ways. You'll gain insights into how low self-esteem and these behaviors intertwine, especially in relationships, and can lead to dangerous outcomes such as inactivity, addiction or even death. We're not stopping at defining the problem; we will guide you through solutions. Let's get real about childhood trauma, its lasting effects on adult lives, and the initiation of self-destructive behaviors. We'll have a deep conversation about healing past traumas, taking control of our lives, and the power of self-love and self-care. Through our journey, we'll discover the power of belief in self, how and where to find help if you're stuck, and the importance of self-awareness in managing these behaviors. Join us on this empowering journey and transform your perspective on self-destructive behaviors. This week’s source notes: Self-destructive behaviors https://www.pinerest.org/newsroom/articles/halt-self-destructive-behaviors-blog/ Childhood trauma and adult patterns https://www.choosingtherapy.com/self-destructive-behavior/ https://www.barbrarussell.com/new-blog/2020/12/12/if-you-dont-address-your-childhood-traumas-your-romantic-relationships-will 8 Rules of Love - Jay Shetty https://psychcentral.com/lib/breaking-the-cycle-of-shame-and-self-destructive-behavior#recap https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1957928/ Cabana Pods offer healthcare professionals a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can have immediate positive changes in well-being, mood, stress relief and, mindfulness. Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.evenhealth.com/pods Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, or LinkedIn. Click here to check out Cabana.

Duration:00:25:27

[Bite of balance] Self-care is self-love

10/26/2023
Ever felt overwhelmed by the idea of self-care? Swamped by the endless tips and tricks? This week, we take a step back and fundamentally rethink self-care. We underline that self-care isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution, but a deeply personal journey that needs customization according to your unique needs, preferences, and circumstances. We dig deep into the various facets of self-care, from understanding that even chores can be a form of self-care, to the importance of integrating self-care practices into our daily routine for long-term benefits. But, that's not all. We also challenge the misconceptions that self-care is selfish and stressful. To help you navigate these feelings, we share some thought-provoking questions and affirmations to remind you that you are worthy of self-care, and that it's a gift you give not just to yourself, but to those around you as well. And for all you boundary warriors out there, we emphasize that setting boundaries is a vital aspect of self-care. We close by encouraging you to explore what a self-care practice might look like for you. Remember, you are capable and deserving of prioritizing yourself. Don't forget to tune in on Tuesday for our upcoming full-length episode on self-care! Cabana Pods offer healthcare professionals a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can have immediate positive changes in well-being, mood, stress relief and, mindfulness. Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.evenhealth.com/pods Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, or LinkedIn. Click here to check out Cabana.

Duration:00:06:57

Cancel self-care Sunday

10/24/2023
Are your self-care practices genuinely serving you, or are they well-disguised self-indulgent behaviors? The journey of self-care involves more than a one-time grand gesture; it's about consistent small lifestyle habits - our promise to you in this episode. We delve deep into how effective time management is pivotal in self-care and how these incremental changes can significantly impact your well-being. Remember, it's not just about feeling good; it's about doing good for yourself. Live group recommendation based on this episode: Cabana Collective: Cancel Self-Care Sunday Date: 10/25/23 Time: 11:30 am est. Description: Join us as we explore "self-care" — what it means, why it's essential, and how to practice it. Uncover how self-care is much more than just treating yourself. Register here If you just found our podcast, explore this month's live group schedule*These live groups are exclusive to Cabana members. If you would like to learn how you can become a Cabana member, you can visit our website Cabana content recommendations based on this episode: End of day self-reflectionTools to improve your self-worthThis week’s source notes: APA definition of self-care https://www.apa.org/gradpsych/2014/04/corner#:~:text=Self-care What self-care is & what we think it is https://www.verywellhealth.com/self-care-definition-and-examples-5212781 self-care verse self-indulgence https://www.thoughtfull.world/mental-health/self-care-vs-self-indulgence#:~:text=Self-care Cabana Pods offer healthcare professionals a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can have immediate positive changes in well-being, mood, stress relief and, mindfulness. Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.evenhealth.com/pods Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, or LinkedIn. Click here to check out Cabana.

Duration:00:30:27

[Bite of balance] Beyond the grave

10/19/2023
Unconventional deaths - not the physical kind, but those life-altering transitions that denote an end, like a child leaving for college, job loss, or the dissolving of a relationship. These are the impactful moments we're exploring, dissecting their significance on our lives and the importance of acknowledging, grieving, and mourning these metaphorical deaths as we shift into new life chapters. Grief doesn't follow a strict timetable or rigid order, and we tackle this misconception head-on, emphasizing the individual nature of grief. Arm yourself with a powerful self-reflection tool that validates and helps process your feelings - journaling about the unconventional deaths in your life. Tune in, bringing your openness and vulnerability along, and remember, it's perfectly okay not to be okay. Your emotions are valid and deserve space. See you next week with another engaging episode! Cabana Pods offer healthcare professionals a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can have immediate positive changes in well-being, mood, stress relief and, mindfulness. Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.evenhealth.com/pods Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, or LinkedIn. Click here to check out Cabana.

Duration:00:06:31

Grieving life’s unconventional deaths

10/17/2023
Have you ever stopped to ponder the depth of grief you felt when a relationship ended? Or the profound sense of loss when you gave up a lifelong dream? Join us, Kristine and Lauren, as we unpack the often overlooked, deeply affecting "deaths" that aren't physically terminal but are emotionally shattering. Together, we'll examine the emotional toll of these unconventional losses - the end of a dream, a relationship, a job, or even a lifestyle. We've both personally navigated these stormy waters of unconventional grief, and we're here to share our stories and insights. We understand that closure and healing are not always a straight path. The second half of our chat emphasizes the importance of honesty with oneself, the transformative power of allowing oneself grace, and the strength to seek help when stuck. Get ready for a compassionate exploration that redefines grief, brimming with hope and resilience, and packed with real-life experiences and reflections that offer a fresh perspective on life's losses. Cabana Pods offer healthcare professionals a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can have immediate positive changes in well-being, mood, stress relief and, mindfulness. Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.evenhealth.com/pods Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, or LinkedIn. Click here to check out Cabana.

Duration:00:32:36

[Bite of Balance] Understanding addiction

10/12/2023
Can you spot the signs of addiction in yourself or a loved one? This week on Bite of Bounce, we've got a crucial conversation for you. We've welcomed expert Holly Wade, LCPC, who specializes in substance use disorder, to shed light on this often misunderstood subject. We promise to keep this chat light and informative while delving into the nitty-gritty of identifying addiction, recognizing it as a disease, and showing you the help available. Cabana Pods offer healthcare professionals a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can have immediate positive changes in well-being, mood, stress relief and, mindfulness. Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.evenhealth.com/pods Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, or LinkedIn. Click here to check out Cabana.

Duration:00:04:31

[Interview] Breaking through the discomfort of addiction with Holly Wade, MA LCPC

10/10/2023
Join us for an intimate dialogue with the knowledgeable Holly Wade, MA, LCPC, whose wealth of experience from the mental health field and her active role in Maryland's Physician Health Program and Health Professionals Program makes her an authority in this space. We navigate through the shadowy corridors of substance use disorder stigmatization among healthcare professionals, an area that doesn't get nearly enough focus. Discover why it is essential for these individuals to have a secure and empathetic environment to lean on for help and how the fear of judgment can often be a hindrance. As we dive deeper, we shed light on the paradox of how medical professionals, despite having access to medication, can get ensnared in the clutches of addiction. Together with Holly, we probe into the normalization of substances in society, a factor that can blind people from recognizing their own addictions. We also discuss how the pandemic has altered coping mechanisms, leading to increased substance use. Gaining an understanding of the common misconceptions surrounding substance use disorders, we emphasize the need for compassion and patience to help those battling addiction. This episode is an invitation for anyone interested in breaking the barriers and misunderstandings surrounding addiction and mental health in our society. Cabana Pods offer healthcare professionals a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can have immediate positive changes in well-being, mood, stress relief and, mindfulness. Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.evenhealth.com/pods Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, or LinkedIn. Click here to check out Cabana.

Duration:00:35:04

[Bite of Balance] Cruise control OFF

10/5/2023
Is your life a blur of to-do lists, deadlines, and routines? Then, it's time to switch off autopilot and savor the richness of life's experiences. Dive into the world of mindfulness, which I describe as a stimulating cup of coffee for your soul. I share practical methods to infuse mindfulness into your daily routines and break the chains of automated living. Join us in this week's Bite of Balance, and turn off your mental cruise control. __________________ Live group recommendation based on this episode: Creating health habits Date: 10/7/23 Time: 11am est. Description: Habits are crucial to self-improvement, and the value of good habits and the cost of bad ones significantly impact our lives. Through regular discussions, goal-setting exercises, and sharing of resources, our members can develop the tools and strategies needed to make lasting positive changes in their lives. Our ultimate goal is to help each other create healthy habits that will lead to a happier, more fulfilling life. Register here If you just found our podcast and missed the connecting live group, explore this month's live group schedule *These live groups are exclusive to Cabana members. If you would like to learn how you can become a Cabana member, you can visit our website Cabana content recommendations based on this episode: Overwhelmed and overloaded at workToothbrush meditationMindfulness 101This week’s source notes: Experience verse Expectations www.breathemagazine.com Living on autopilot https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-adaptive-mind/201811/how-stop-living-life-autopilot Are you on autopilot? https://medium.com/change-your-mind/are-you-living-your-life-on-autopilot-af7b9eeb45cf Cabana Pods offer healthcare professionals a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can have immediate positive changes in well-being, mood, stress relief and, mindfulness. Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.evenhealth.com/pods Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, or LinkedIn. Click here to check out Cabana.

Duration:00:05:28

Life on autopilot

10/3/2023
Ever felt like you're just coasting through life, disconnected and out of control? Well, we're here to tell you it's not just you - your brain is slipping into autopilot mode. This episode, hosted by Kristine and Lauren, explores the brain's two operating systems: the fast, automatic system one, and the slow, conscious system two. We dive into how the balance between these systems can impact our well-being and performance, especially in high-stakes fields like healthcare. _____________________________________ Live group recommendation based on this episode: Stress sucks! Date: 10/11 Time: 1 pm est Description: We are here for anyone looking for support, guidance, and understanding as we navigate the challenges of stress. Register here If you just found our podcast and missed the connecting live group, explore this month's live group schedule *These live groups are exclusive to Cabana members. If you would like to learn how you can become a Cabana member, you can visit our website Cabana content recommendations based on this episode: Being verse doingHow to stop living on autopilotThis week’s source notes: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-adaptive-mind/201811/how-stop-living-life-autopilot Daniel Kahneman’s book Thinking, Fast and Slow Cabana Pods offer healthcare professionals a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can have immediate positive changes in well-being, mood, stress relief and, mindfulness. Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.evenhealth.com/pods Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, or LinkedIn. Click here to check out Cabana.

Duration:00:29:15

[Bite of balance] World of worry

9/28/2023
In this week's bite, we chat about the different sides of anxiety and panic attacks, their common symptoms, and how each experiences them differently. So take a tour around the world of worry, cause the more you understand the more control you have over your life. Here's to another chapter in chasing peace and finding balance. __________________________ Live group recommendation based on this episode: Overcoming Overthinking Date: 10/19/23 Time: 3pm est. Description: We have created a safe space where we will talk about how these thoughts impact our day to day life and break down strategies to manage and overcome the challenges of overthinking. Register here If you just found our podcast and missed the connecting live group, explore this month's live group schedule *These live groups are exclusive to Cabana members. If you would like to learn how you can become a Cabana member, you can visit our website Cabana content recommendations based on this episode: Do I need help?Conquering fear meditation4 ways to handle anxiety at workThis week’s source notes: Anxiety attacks versus panic attacks https://braindonorproject.org/someone-you-care-about-is-struggling-with-mental-illness-and-science-needs-answers/?gclid=CjwKCAjwyNSoBhA9EiwA5aYlb0zfCz5nGY-ZbSMTh8YLovnrFqCV8mU2Ull8q3gSIwcNefpzgKG9BhoCXZ4QAvD_BwE Symptoms of anxiety attacks vs. panic attacks https://www.priorygroup.com/blog/panic-attack-vs-anxiety-attack Differences between anxiety attacks and panic attacks https://pennstatehealthnews.org/2023/03/the-medical-minute-anxiety-attack-or-panic-attack-actually-it-can-be-both/ Cabana Pods offer healthcare professionals a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can have immediate positive changes in well-being, mood, stress relief and, mindfulness. Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.evenhealth.com/pods Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, or LinkedIn. Click here to check out Cabana.

Duration:00:05:09

From sudden panic to relentless worry

9/26/2023
Ever Have your heart race, palms sweat, and a sensation of impending doom wash over you for what seems like no reason? Well, that's our topic for today - the often bewildering realm of panic attacks, their unexpected nature, and their notable differences from anxiety attacks. We share firsthand experiences of these unsettling episodes, including a recent experience of our own Lauren. We shed light on the physical and emotional turmoil accompanying these attacks and provide insights into effective coping mechanisms. ____________________________________________ Live group recommendation based on this episode: How to overcome anxious thoughts Date: 9/27/23 Time: 5pm est Description: Worrying and anxious thoughts can have the ability to control our entire day and consume us. Register here If you just found our podcast and missed the connecting live group, explore this month's live group schedule *These live groups are exclusive to Cabana members. If you would like to learn how you can become a Cabana member, you can visit our website Cabana content recommendations based on this episode: Prepare, plan, and prevent: an anxiety exercise5-4-3-2-1 grounding exerciseFacing fears and overcoming anxietyThis week’s source notes: Anxiety versus panic attacks https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/4451-panic-attack-panic-disorder Understanding anxious conditions https://www.talkspace.com/mental-health/conditions/articles/anxiety-attack-vs-panic-attack-one/ Anxiety and panic attacks how they differ https://www.verywellmind.com/anxiety-attacks-versus-panic-attacks-2584396 Cabana Pods offer healthcare professionals a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can have immediate positive changes in well-being, mood, stress relief and, mindfulness. Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.evenhealth.com/pods Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, or LinkedIn. Click here to check out Cabana.

Duration:00:17:44

[Bite of balance] Embracing death

9/21/2023
Eventually, we all find ourselves grappling with the unavoidable reality of death and the grief that follows. This week on Bite of Balance, we bravely confront these often-avoided topics, inspired by our heart-opening dialogue with Dr. Cockrell, a certified death doula. We're challenging the societal avoidance around death-related discussions and emphasizing the importance of open, genuine conversations about this universal aspect of life. Learn about the empowering journey of initiating these dialogues, breaking the silence, and accepting the certainty of life's endgame. Cabana Pods offer healthcare professionals a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can have immediate positive changes in well-being, mood, stress relief and, mindfulness. Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.evenhealth.com/pods Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, or LinkedIn. Click here to check out Cabana.

Duration:00:06:07