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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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United States

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Anchor FM

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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

Breaking The Cycle of Abuse

6/18/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about breaking the cycle of abuse. It's an episode focused on helping former abusers understanding how they can stop being an abuser and also not be susceptible to abuse themselves. I specifically talk about it in the context of romantic relationships but it can apply to family or work dynamics as well, in some cases. I talk about how romantic relationships are about 3 entities, not 2...you, your partner and the relationship. I talk a bit about control and how...

Duration:00:26:21

Fatherhood and Manhood

6/18/2018
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On this special episode of DOPEamine we talk about Father's day and what it means to me as a father who is away from his son, some of the stigma associated and how we can continue to be better men even as we face the challenges of fatherhood. I've been lucky enough to learn how to be a grown man through personal examples and through my personal self-development journey. I also just watched Tony Robbins' "I'm not your guru" so naturally I was a bit inspired. Let's lace up our boots, set up...

Duration:00:26:03

Celebrity Deaths

6/15/2018
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Today on the show I wanted to talk a heavy but important topic: Celebrity Deaths. With the recent passing of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, the internet is agape with the shock of frustration of losing two important people in the world. With that frustration comes additional frustrations from the responses from the crowd. From the ignorant to the unhelpful, we breakdown the different types of responses and how even you can have an impact on your immediate support system. The point of...

Duration:00:26:50

Introversion

6/14/2018
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Today on the show let's talk about introversion. What does it really mean to be an introvert? How does it affect your energy and your mental health? I talk a bit about the stigma surrounding many introverts and the variety of introverts that exist. We also talk a bit about extroverts and how they can be misunderstood as well. I wanted to talk about introverts specifically because much of world seems to have a more natural understanding of extroverts but introverts remains either a mystery...

Duration:00:24:26

Courtney Blair on Connecting People to Podcasts

6/13/2018
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Today I've had the honor and pleasure to speak with my new friend Courtney Blair. We talk about her business Zippy Content, how it came to be and how she's a natural when it comes to connecting people. She shares a bit of her story as to how she started the business, how she's planning to grow, and we get a cameo from her most adorable daughter. This was a fun casual episode about podcasting and connecting people to the podcasting world. If you're a podcaster or aspiring podcaster, this...

Duration:00:30:03

Thinking and Feeling

6/12/2018
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Today on the show I wanted to talk about Thinking and Feeling. I wanted to talk about this concept in abstract terms but mentions of Myers-Briggs does come up. It's the inspiration for this episode. Thinking and Feeling is often thought of Thinking vs. Feeling. Thinking being in reference to analytical thinking and Feeling more focused on emotions. Often they are at odds but in this episode we talk about the difference along with how we bridge the gap to help ourselves think or feel a...

Duration:00:24:32

Female to Male Abuse

6/11/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about emotional abuse, particular female to male emotional abuse. Much of what is said in this episode can apply to all matters of abuse but there are a few distinct differences when it comes from female to male. Men, in particular, face different challenges when it comes to lack of a support system, their own stigma, and pressure to keep the family unit together or wanting to maintain a sexual relationship. We talk about all of this and more on the next...

Duration:00:18:43

Cognitive Empathy as an INTP

6/8/2018
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Today on the show I wanted to talk about Cognitive Empathy. What does that mean? That means, that as more of a thinker type, I've always had a hard time relating to people and how they simply "feel" things. I've always had to learn more about people by asking questions, looking for signs and learning about systems like MBTI. I've developed a better understanding of my past through this development and hopefully I can help you, too! You can listen to other episodes of the show on...

Duration:00:22:08

Honoring Mental Health in a Relationship

6/7/2018
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Today on the show I talk about Honoring Mental Health in a Relationship. In it's most simplest terms, that's about respect and loving one another through every little difficult. Sometimes you have to set boundaries but remember that it's not about control, it's about putting checks and balances in place to make sure that you're cultivating the life and relationship that you want for each other. Speaking to one another about what you're dealing with is also important. We also talk about...

Duration:00:24:50

Marshall Sylver on Hypnotism, Certainty, and Money

6/6/2018
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Today on the show I have world renowned hypnotist Marshall Sylver with me to talk about the launch of his program called CertaintyInc. He uses his abilities to help other unlock a sense of certainty within themselves to go after their dreams and ambitions. We have a lot of mental blockers in life and this is another avenue that many successful people have taken to explore what they never thought was possible. He's even translated that into his personally life, helping his wife feel no pain...

Duration:00:29:18

Tough Love Tuesday: What is Happiness?

6/5/2018
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Today on the show I wanted to talk about the concept of happiness. What is happiness? How do we approach happiness as individuals and a society? I don't think many of us have the most helpful perspective on happiness and that can send us into a very uncomfortable place. There's a lot to break down here so I hope you'll join me on this wonderfully cynical journey into the concept of "Happiness." You can hear more episodes of the show at http://www.dopeamine.life You can pick up the Podcast...

Duration:00:21:33

Podcasting as a Personal Development Tool

6/4/2018
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Today on the show I wanted to talk about how we can use podcasting as a personal development tool. Podcasting isn't just about being fun and entertaining but through that process of becoming more entertaining we can learn a lot about ourselves. What we like, what we don't like, what don't we like about how we speak? What is the best way to connect with people? I've been able to use podcasting as a therapeutic tool, which has been very important to me. So I share that and more on this...

Duration:00:20:42

The Future of DOPEamine!

6/1/2018
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Just a quick update on the future of the show! Now 5 days a week!

Duration:00:04:19

Educating Others on Your Mental Illness

6/1/2018
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Today on the show I wanted to talk about educating others on your mental illness. That means openly discussing your boundaries and needs with those around you to better set yourself up for success during difficult times. We talk a bit about still handling your responsibilities and not using your mental health as excuse while also talking about how sharing your experience with those close to you is a means to battle stigma as well. Providing clarity can be a way of defending yourself...

Duration:00:18:54

Safe Spaces

5/31/2018
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Today on this quick episode of DOPEamine, I wanted to talk about safe spaces. We have a group dedicated to creating a safe space for creatives to express their difficulties but that's not the only way to create a safe space. I talk about those details and why it's so important to have one. Join our group at http://www.dopeamine.group

Duration:00:08:08

Ashley Sanders | Leadership, Comedy, Marketing, and Grief

5/30/2018
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Today on the show we have Ashley Sanders who has had her own YouTube and Facebook show for a long time focused on helping people innovate but is now transitioning into helping people become leaders through her Leadership Retreat called Camp Ashley. Ashley is a lot of fun to speak to and she's very open about who she is. She shares with us how she grew up in a family of leaders, how that rubbed off on her, her relationship with comedy, why she doesn't like marketing so much anymore and...

Duration:00:41:11

MBTI Kryptonite: How Each Type Responds to Stress

5/28/2018
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Today I wanted to talk about Myers-Briggs inferior function. What is your weakness and what creates stress for your type? How do you overcome that? What can you learn from that? If you don't know your type, this could be a way to learn which type you fall under based on how you respond to stress. In general, I think it's quite interesting to look at each type to see some of the darker sides and what we can to nurture our strengths in order to improve. You can listen to the show at...

Duration:00:50:06

Alone

5/25/2018
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Today on the show let's talk about "Alone." Being alone, feeling alone, feeling lonely, the existential aspect of alone...there's a lot to break down. From relationships to whether or not you physically like to be alone, the point is to talk about this subject from varying points of you. Being alone or not being alone doesn't live within the realm of right or wrong, it's another avenue of discovering your identity to best suit your needs in any given situation. Ultimately, there's this...

Duration:00:27:20

10,000 Listens on @Anchor

5/25/2018
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A quick update to thank everyone for listening to the show for all this time. I've been at it for about a year and none of this can happen without you, so thank you! Here's to another 10k!

Duration:00:04:15

Perry Laio | Purpose Driven Mastery for Asian Men

5/23/2018
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Today I speak with Perry Laio, mindset and spirituality mentor for men seeking Purpose Driven Mastery. Perry focuses on helping Asian men gain a sense of individuality and freedom in the direction of their lives. Many eastern cultures remain closely tied to their families throughout their lives and with that comes the pressure of succeeding in the way your parents want you to succeed. Good grades and a stable job are more sought after than a life of entrepreneurship. With the increasing...

Duration:00:40:33