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DOPEamine with Christian Rivera

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Christian Rivera speaks, sometimes with guests, about mental health and mindset as it pertains to productivity and creativity. We tackle difficult topics and share personal insight using stories from history and how we apply them today. The goal of the show is to share with people that they are not alone in their seemingly unique struggles. You are seen and you are heard. Disclaimer: I, and none of my guest (unless stated) are mental health professionals, merely people sharing our stories. If you're suffering please seek professional help or if you're in crisis mode please call 1-800-273-8255.

Christian Rivera speaks, sometimes with guests, about mental health and mindset as it pertains to productivity and creativity. We tackle difficult topics and share personal insight using stories from history and how we apply them today. The goal of the show is to share with people that they are not alone in their seemingly unique struggles. You are seen and you are heard. Disclaimer: I, and none of my guest (unless stated) are mental health professionals, merely people sharing our stories. If you're suffering please seek professional help or if you're in crisis mode please call 1-800-273-8255.
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Christian Rivera speaks, sometimes with guests, about mental health and mindset as it pertains to productivity and creativity. We tackle difficult topics and share personal insight using stories from history and how we apply them today. The goal of the show is to share with people that they are not alone in their seemingly unique struggles. You are seen and you are heard. Disclaimer: I, and none of my guest (unless stated) are mental health professionals, merely people sharing our stories. If you're suffering please seek professional help or if you're in crisis mode please call 1-800-273-8255.

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English


Episodes

Fulfillment in Your Work

12/12/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about fulfillment in your work and how I continue to assess that moving forward. I think about the internet constantly, how I'm presenting myself and how I'm selling. Every once in a while I feel like I get into a place where I'm going backwards, feeling pressure to post and fill my head with all sorts of "should" statements in relation to what others say marketing is or should be. I find that I start to become a little pushy and it feels gross when you're...

Duration:00:33:30

Tania Fox on Bipolar II, Marketing and Mental Illness Super Powers

12/5/2018
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Today on the show I have the wonderful unicorn rainbow lightshow on the show that is my dear friend Tania Fox, marketing expert who helps people bring their personality outward into their marketing efforts. She's talking with me today about her experiences with Bipolar II, some insight how she's adjusted her daily and marketing to suit that along with a discussion about mental illness being a super power. It's a fun show with some great insight from someone I enjoy talking to immensely!...

Duration:00:37:33

Tori Reid on Clarity in Messaging

11/28/2018
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Today on the show we're talking to my friend Tori Reid about messaging. She's an expert in messaging and confidence through messaging. She's someone I've been wanting to speak to on this topic for quite some time, so I'm really excited about this episode. We talk about clarity of language, power dynamics and how little tweaks can make a big difference on today's episode of DOPEamine. Brand Blaster Course: http://www.bit.ly/brandblaster Support the show: http://www.dopeamine.life Become a...

Duration:00:40:11

Happy Thanksgiving! | Family Holiday Obligations

11/22/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about giving my personal thanks to our listeners and also addressing some of the difficulties that come with family dynamics around the holidays. It can be an absolute challenge to connect with our family, sometimes they ask probing questions, they don't approve of our life choices or they're just plain annoying. We talk about how you don't even have to go, you can protect your energy and it doesn't have to be a time in which you become a punching bag. Support...

Duration:00:28:44

Animal Energy Connection

11/21/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about the connection between humans and animals. We have our friend Victoria Stigliano-Dzuban with us to talk about her work as an Animal Spirituality Facilitator. She helps animals transitioning at the end of their lives, helps humans to better connect with their animals and shares her story of ADHD, Bipolar and OCD growth. We talk about codependency with animals and defining a bit of what love really is between animals and humans. Support the show:...

Duration:00:36:52

Adjustments

11/14/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about making adjustments. The adjustments I'm making to this show, my life and business in 2019 but also the little tweaks we can make every day to get a better sense of how we're using our time and energy. Are they serving a purpose? Are we stuck in a grind? Are we unhappy with certain aspects of life or business? How can we adjust to new needs? I talk about that in terms of my life today on DOPEamine! Support the show: http://www.dopeamine.life Brand Blaster...

Duration:00:25:53

Stan Lee: The Greatest Lesson

11/13/2018
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Stan Lee was one of the greatest storytellers of our time and easily one of the greatest men who ever lived. He never held back from being himself and sharing that with the world. He brought his personality into everything and so eloquently married the real with the fantastical. We all have been affected by him and how he shaped reality in the last century. This episode is for him. Thank you, Stan, for everything. Excelsior! Become a supporter of this podcast:...

Duration:00:14:37

Connections Through Vulnerability

11/13/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about connecting with others through your vulnerability whether that's personally or professionally. We can feel quite isolated when we're dealing with mental health challenges and don't know how to connect with people. Small talk takes too much energy and sometimes we don't want to talk about ourselves too much. Finding a way to empathize or connect with others is a beautiful way of both sharing your story and creating a new wonderful connection with someone...

Duration:00:15:10

Unlearning Perceptions

11/12/2018
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Today on the show we're talking all about unlearning perception. What does that mean? That means, that over time we've accumulate all sorts of ideas about what the ideal human should be in a given situation. If you've dealt with any mental health difficulties or disabilities then you'll be familiar with this feeling. I talk with Brian King all about unlearning these perceptions from others that we put into our minds that keep us from the making the proper adjustments we need to make in order...

Duration:00:35:56

Small Talk

11/9/2018
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Today on the show we're talking all about Small Talk and the power of the skill in relation to social exploration and your mental health. We all seek some sense of connection and in order to get a more meaningful connection we need to use some semblance of small talk as a means to figure people out a bit before we approve or dismiss of someone. There are skills that you can learn to improve the skill over the time, which I feel are imperative for individual growth. Support the show:...

Duration:00:22:34

I'm Not Very Interesting

11/8/2018
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Today on the show I'm addressing a statement that I hear quite often from artists and designers, "I'm Not Interesting..." It is quite frustrating to see as I continue through my own development because it's something that I feel I've got a good handle on these days. I know the pain and difficulty of comparison, of being stuck in your head and not feeling like you have something to offer but we absolutely all do. We get beat down by life or compare ourselves to those who had a better starting...

Duration:00:30:26

Abundance and Community

11/7/2018
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Today on the show we're talking all about community and abundance. Abundance being the concept of there being enough clientele to go around and to wall ourselves off from other creatives is to isolate ourselves when we need support. There are times when we need the support of other creatives to fulfill the needs of our clients while we take of ourselves and building community is the best way to do that. We talk about the concept entitlement as well and how expecting too much of yourself also...

Duration:00:29:42

Mentor Boundaries and Giving Advice

11/6/2018
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Today on the show we're talking all about boundaries for asking and giving advice. Many young people are looking for mentors to help them through life and it's a challenge to find someone who has the time, cares or can even answer their questions. That can lead to desperation or eagerness on the part of the one seeking advice. It's important to have patience and realize that you've got time to figure things out. The same goes for the mentor, protecting your time is key but not so much that...

Duration:00:25:43

Health and Fame

11/5/2018
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Today on the show we're talking all about health and fame. Two separate topics that all equate to a healthy perspective on you as the most important part of your life. Being health is about you and becoming famous is not what it used to be. You have all of the possibilities in the world to show off your potential more than ever before and no longer do you need to appeal to the mass market to be famous. But to be famous to someone still yields its rewards, whether it's a listener, a client or...

Duration:00:14:56

Making Space for Your Partner

11/2/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about making space for your partner, family, business partners and all others in your life. One of my goals of this show and in life is to find the most effective ways to meet people where they are instead of trying to adapt people to who I am or what I want them to be. It's a very difficult ongoing challenge, especially with the mental illness issues that I face. I know plenty of you can relate to this struggle so this could be the episode that opens you up...

Duration:00:21:08

Getting Out of Your Head

11/1/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about getting out of your head. When we're dealing with mental illness or any stress we tend to ruminate on what's going on and frankly, we won't learn anything new that way most of the time. So, it's important for us to find ways to get out of our own head. That doesn't mean ignoring your problems but finding a friend to connect with, go see the barista down the street, ask someone how they're doing, engage in small talk, play a fun game with people or...

Duration:00:26:17

All About Evil | The Halloween Episode!

10/31/2018
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Today on the show we're talking all about evil. What does "Evil" even mean? Is it something within us all? Are we doomed to commit evil acts or is it all a matter of perception? We talk about different religions' take on evil as well as a philosophical approach. Also, a special appearance from your friendly neighborhood Gollum today on DOPEamine! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Support this show: http://www.dopeamine.life Learn about the host: http://www.cnote.media The Boss Project Summit:...

Duration:01:03:55

Abagail Pumphrey and Emylee Williams of Think Creative Collective on Building Community

10/30/2018
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Today on the show we have two very special guests, my latest friends Abagail Pumphrey and Emylee Williams of Think Creative Collective who are the show to talk about The Boss Project Summit, building a massive business, building an online community, building people connections, sharing vulnerable stories, and so much more! We had so much fun recording this episode that I need a nap. So I'm going to go do that while you enjoy this fun-filled episode of DOPEamine! Support the show:...

Duration:00:53:22

Repeated Traumas and Revisiting Complex PTSD

10/29/2018
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Today on the show we're talking all about Complex PTSD. I've been in the rebuilding phase of my last over the past year and that is all associated with C-PTSD traumas that I've been fighting on two fronts. The past associated with my parents and the more recent past associated with my marriage and emotional abuse. I remind you of what C-PTSD is and then share my story, where I am now and how understanding the details of what is occurring helps me to retain some optimism for the future....

Duration:00:42:14

You Get What You Put Out Into the World

10/26/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about the notion of getting what you put out into the world. Not that you should do so with expectation but that if you're putting out bad vibes, surrounding yourself with toxic people or simply anyone who doesn't align with your life path then they have no reason for being there. It can be difficult to sever these attachments but it can be pivotal for our personal growth. I also talk about my personal growth this week, asking for my help, my ideology...

Duration:00:33:32