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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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Episodes

Men Seeking Romantic Relationships

9/21/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about Men Seeking Romantic Relationships. We talk about men in the single world as well as those looking for "what women want" and getting a better understanding of not only learning that information but using that same information for yourself when looking for a partner to be promote mutual respect. We look at an Elite Daily article called "10 Traits Men Have That Make Them The Whole Package" and break down into some constructive feedback. Get ready, boy,...

Duration:00:59:22

Male Body Image Issues

9/20/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about male body image issues and how that affects confidence. In relation to a lot of this week's topics, men aren't very open about their emotional state but particularly aren't open about how they feel physically. We see portrayals of men in media has having perfect faces, bodies, fighting ability, having stuff and getting all the girls. Well, that's enough. You, as a man, can take charge of the things you can control. You can improve your situation but it's...

Duration:00:36:46

Masculine Energies

9/19/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about masculine energies and essentially defining a few different ways to look at masculinity. We're going to talk a little bit about hegemonic masculinity, toxic masculinity and the 7 types of masculinity, which is based on the Graves model. We talk about kids and bullying, how toxicity in masculine stereotypes affects mental health as well as masculinity in the prison system. There's a ton to talk about in this episode so get cozy and join me on a lovely...

Duration:00:47:53

The Patriarchy

9/18/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about "The Patriarchy" as a mean to define the term but also share a bit of the general male perspective behind the emotions involved with making such a massive social change. Essentially I want to use this week's theme as a means to encourage those to get on board with understanding that males are imperative to the growth of humanity and it's not about uneven land grab. It's not about women wanting to take over so much as it is about equal rights. Men also...

Duration:00:38:38

Alpha

9/17/2018
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Today on the show we're kicking off this week's topic, which is the Male Experience. I'm taking this as an opportunity to share my thoughts on being a male in today's world of social change, media perception, what men should take more responsibility for and that being a man is still something to be proud of and respected as long as you're being respectful of the people in your life. Specifically today we're talking alpha males and the perception of alpha males actually being a beta male...

Duration:00:33:34

The Racial Divide

9/14/2018
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Today on the show we're gonna talk a little bit about The Racial Divide. More specifically the divide that is happening in our country and how the conflict model we've been working through can be used to identify how progress can be made. It might get a little heated in here but not really. This isn't about being outraged or calling anyone out. This is an attempt at an objective perspective on what is going on and how we can move things forward in a positive direction. I think I addressed...

Duration:00:42:25

Millennial Self-deprecation

9/13/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about Millennial Self-Deprecation. I've noticed that much of Millennial culture is steeped in a self-awareness that tends to manifest as self-deprecation. There is a lot of popular media, memes, and products made by people like AdamJK that expresses a sense of internal struggle with a dash of light-hearted charm. I try to figure why that is and a bit about internal conflict on this episode of DOPEamine! Fill out our survey to help the podcast grow:...

Duration:00:30:32

Patience with Development Diversity

9/12/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about having patience with development diversity. Essentially saying that it is helpful for us as individuals to understand that many people in our lives are learning things, experiencing things and expressing things from varying stages of personal development. That by acknowledging that someone is working through their own things at their own pace we can learn to have more patience to let them work through what they need to work through. This isn't universal,...

Duration:00:33:43

Internet Conflict

9/11/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about internet conflict, how it applies to the model I've been working through and how to resolve some internet. Often we end up leaving internet conflict with unresolved issues that we take with us into our every day life. Our family and friends get the brunt of that force that was triggered by someone else. This feeling can be very frustrating to work through. We also take that feeling and associate it loosely with people of other similar types. We end...

Duration:00:32:24

The Anatomy of an Apology

9/10/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about the anatomy of an apology. What does it take to genuinely apologize to someone, to repair the relationship and for both parties to move forward? It involves acknowledging the roles in the conflict and being able to move forward together to resolve the conflict. This week's theme is all about conflict so strap in for a new and exciting episode of DOPEamine! Fill out our survey to help the podcast grow: cnotemedia.typeform.com/to/R2qPXi Support the show:...

Duration:00:35:00

Situational Value

9/7/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about situational value. I alluded to talking a bit about using poker strategy in life so we're going to lean into that a little bit today. There are a few concepts like playing every hand or probe bets that can translate into life advice. This is a topic I've written a first draft of a book about, so I thought it would be great to share. We also take the opportunity to talk about this week's episode as a way to recap some of the important concepts we...

Duration:00:31:24

The Long Game

9/6/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about playing the long game. As a culmination of what we've talked about so far this week, the long game is about using the non-zero concept and chipping away at life and goals every single day. That includes improving our lives, relationships and self-esteem. It's all about goal management so that we're not setting our sights so high that we feel terrible about them all the time. Grab a pillow and some ice cream to enjoy the latest episode of DOPEamine! Fill...

Duration:00:29:24

The 3 Yous

9/5/2018
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Today we're talking about The 3 Yous, a concept that I came across on a Reddit thread that was meant to help someone get out of a motivational rut. What I love about this concept is that it externalizes your behavior towards yourself. By thinking about your future self as someone you're helping out and someone who is your best friend, you'll be more likely to do things now in service of that person's success. Even so, if you don't fulfill what you would like to, your present self should be...

Duration:00:26:12

No More Zero Days

9/4/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about the concept of No More Zero Days. What are zero days? They are days in which you do absolutely nothing towards your goal. We define further what that means by letting you know that anything counts. Writing a sentence, taking a few notes, thinking about the next goal, or talking about it with a friend. Anything that isn't completely ignoring your goal. Get off the couch and talk with me about No More Zero Days on DOPEamine! Fill out our survey to help the...

Duration:00:24:53

The Drama Triangle

9/3/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about The Drama Triangle, a social model created to help understand the destructive elements of a social conflict. This model helps us identify how we enter conflict, how we may respond within this drama triangle and how we could get out of it or even avoid it in the first place. Lift the curtain and take center stage as we discuss The Drama Triangle on DOPEamine! Fill out our survey to help the podcast grow: https://cnotemedia.typeform.com/to/R2qPXi...

Duration:00:38:25

Personal Development and Elitism

8/31/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about the confusion and perceptions that come from being immersed in personal development. Many of us are dealing with people in our lives judging us for so many little things, mostly due to their own insecurity, and we shouldn't let it affects but sometimes it does. That's reality. You'll reach a point in your growth that may take you away from what people are used to. They may start saying that you're too good for them or that they don't understand you...

Duration:00:27:36

Putting People on a Pedestal

8/30/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about putting people on a pedestal and how that can have negative affects on your self-esteem. It's amazing to have people to admire but when create arbitrary measurements of value we then put ourselves into that equation as well, which runs the risk of measuring ourselves as less than important. We become nervous around those we admire, we can potentially feel unworthy of the same success or feel that we don't deserve what we want. We break down all of these...

Duration:00:24:31

Depression as a Habit

8/29/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about depression as a habit. Is the feeling of depression, stress or sadness something that you're simply used to? Can you get out of that habit? How can you start to look at your personality as something separate from depression? We use some fast food analogies and I share a bit of my story with personality development, which has me better understand myself as an INTP vs. a cyclothymic person. This one feels like an important one so tag along and join me for...

Duration:00:34:27

Thoughts and Prayers

8/28/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about that common phrase known as "Thoughts and Prayers." How does that relate to mental health? Well, simply, it's a coping mechanism. There are difficult things that go on in the world and we need ways to move forward. But I also understand the cynicism behind it. It can feel like a blanket statement that absolves someone of personal responsibility. From all angles, we can do better and that's why we're here. Support the Show: http://www.dopeamine.life Join...

Duration:00:35:27

Male to Male Abuse (Trigger Warning)

8/27/2018
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Today on the show we're talking about male to male abuse, specifically sexual abuse. Much of the male experience is dominated by other men trying to show their dominance or "alpha" attitudes towards one another. Some of the time that translates into sexual abuse as a show of physical power or perceived playfulness. The usual "It was a joke" or "no homo" is applied to soften the blow. Society doesn't help much as prison rape is often the butt of many jokes. So we talk about that quite a bit...

Duration:00:35:50