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A weekly journal about challenges and triumphs related to mental health. Let's motivate each other so we can live happy, healthy and productive lives.

A weekly journal about challenges and triumphs related to mental health. Let's motivate each other so we can live happy, healthy and productive lives.

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United States

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A weekly journal about challenges and triumphs related to mental health. Let's motivate each other so we can live happy, healthy and productive lives.

Twitter:

@happytofail

Language:

English


Episodes

The Challenges of a Relationship and Social Media

12/14/2020
We've had multiple conversations on this Podcast about our concerns regarding social media. I have unique story as I met my wife through twitter in 2009, in this episode I bring her on as a guest to have a dialogue about the challenges of being a couple that met online and how social media has recently affected our mental health. We also have a honest conversation about difficult times we overcame, with the hope of inviting other couples to explore all possible options to resolve conflicts...

Duration:00:41:24

What We've Learned About Ourselves in 2020

11/30/2020
Are you the same person you were in January 2020? What have we learned about ourselves as we connect more with our emotions and put new self-help tools into practice? On this episode I share key things I've learned this year, with the hope of motivating others to dedicate spaces for self-reflection so we can admire who we've become and how we continue becoming stronger people every day. Want to connect? Facebook Twitter Send an e-mail! juan@happytofail.com

Duration:00:27:29

A Conversation about Suicide

11/2/2020
Loneliness, negative experiences, lack of hope and other factors may lead to someone thinking about suicide. We understand many people can feel uncomfortable speaking about the topic as we've been taught to not speak about it. In this episode Juan and Ana have a lengthy conversation about the contributing factors that could lead to suicidal thoughts, and share strategies to support someone during this process. Note: This episode features examples of situations involving suicide. If you do...

Duration:00:42:23

Finding Inner Peace

10/19/2020
Inner Peace is something that I aspire to achieve daily as it helps me think clearly and prevents negative situations from deeply affecting me. In this episode I share what is inner peace and react to a few articles that have helped me rediscover myself and maybe the can help you too! Articles referenced in the episode: 1) How to find Inner Peace in 4 Simple Steps (HackSpirit.com) 2) How to Bring Inner Peace Into Your Life (PositivityBlog.com) Want to connect? Facebook Twitter Send...

Duration:00:30:24

Inpatient Treatment: Sharing Experiences, Benefits, Challenges and Supporting Families

10/5/2020
Inpatient Treatment can be beneficial for those experiencing mental health challenges that could put them at risk, but we understand the fears, concerns and stigma associated with it. In this episode Juan and Ana share experiences about the topic, including engaging with families, possible emotional pressure and long-term results regarding inpatient treatment. Want to connect? Facebook Twitter Send an e-mail! juan@happytofail.com

Duration:00:41:55

What Recovery Means to Me

9/21/2020
Let's celebrate Recovery Month by sharing what recovery means to us! In this episode I speak about what it means to me, and the concern I have about how social media has begun to disconnect us in ways that can jeopardize our recovery and wellness if we're not careful. Want to connect? Facebook Twitter Send an e-mail! juan@happytofail.com

Duration:00:29:52

Connecting with Your Therapist

9/7/2020
Connecting with a therapist creates an opportunity to open up about our thoughts, fears and concerns. It can be an intimidating process, especially if you haven’t gone through the experience before. In this episode we share our stories of engaging and connecting with therapists. Ana Conde speaks of her experiences providing therapy with families. We also share strategies and ideas that could possibly help you in this healing journey! Want to connect? Facebook Twitter Send an e-mail!...

Duration:00:50:02

Remembering Positive Experiences

8/31/2020
In a time where we can easily feel overwhelmed, remembering positive experiences from our past helps us relax, smile and remind ourselves of those special moments that reduced our anxiety. In this episode, Juan shares why something as simple as a donut helps him reconnect with memorable moments from his past. He also talks about other activities that help him practice mindfulness. Want to connect? Facebook Twitter Send an e-mail! juan@happytofail.com

Duration:00:23:32

Healing from Trauma

8/24/2020
Negative events from our past can be difficult to overcome as just thinking about them can remind us of the fears we once had. In this episode Ana and Juan have a conversation about what it’s like to heal from traumatic experiences, the challenges and positive results that can come from this process. Want to connect? Facebook Twitter Send an e-mail! juan@happytofail.com

Duration:00:34:55

Digital Fatigue

8/17/2020
The pandemic has provoked a change in our culture, lifestyle and how we work. This has led to the use of apps such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and others to connect, work, collaborate, hangout, celebrate birthdays and even weddings! This can lead to digital fatigue which can make things VERY challenging and exhausting. In this episode I share how digital fatigue has affected my lifestyle and what I’ve been doing to overcome it! Want to connect? Facebook Twitter Send an e-mail!...

Duration:00:24:33

Minimizing Our Emotions

8/10/2020
How do you feel when you share your fears and feelings with someone else and they minimize or invalidate how you are feeling? Our culture and stigma related to mental health can make it very challenging to be open about our feelings. In this episode I’m joined by Ana Conde who shares her experiences and we talk about how minimizing and invalidation has affected our lives. Want to connect? Facebook Twitter Send an e-mail! juan@happytofail.com

Duration:00:43:42

Holding Ourselves Accountable (Season 2 Premiere)

8/3/2020
Being held accountable involves having a honest conversation with ourselves and recognizing our mistakes, and that maybe we haven’t been practicing self care as much as we should have. Holding ourselves accountable gives us the opportunity to learn from our past in preparation for a better future. This is the first episode of the second season of Happy to Fail! Want to connect? Facebook Twitter Send an e-mail! juan@happytofail.com

Duration:00:17:56

8 Tips for Working from Home

3/19/2020
Are you #WorkingFromHome but are struggling to adjust with the changes? I share 8 tips and habits that I've put into practice. They've helped me, so maybe they can help you too! -- Let's Connect -- Twitter Facebook Instagram juan@happytofail.com

Duration:00:15:19

Social Distancing - What Can We Do During These Events??

3/14/2020
Most of the evidence points to social distancing as one of the best ways we can prevent the spread of the virus, but that may not be so easy for some communities. What can we do during these difficult times? In this episode I share what I'll be doing during these times in the event were we cannot leave our homes for an extended period of time. -- Let's Connect -- Twitter Facebook Instagram juan@happytofail.com

Duration:00:13:52

Take Your Time

1/22/2020
Long-term goals and aspirations are great, but what about the road that will take us to the things we want? We can easily fall into a trap of obsessing over the destination and forget about the journey which is just as important. In this episode I share how taking my time has lead to wonderful results in my life, and how having this mindset could be a great tool for you. -- Let's Connect -- Twitter Facebook Instagram juan@happytofail.com

Duration:00:17:19

Earthquakes & A New Home

1/14/2020
We've officially moved into our new home so it's time to catch up with you! We begin 2020 by talking about the earthquakes that have been happening in Puerto Rico and what purchasing a new home has meant for me. I also provide an update on the future of the Podcast and its overall format. -- Social Media -- Twitter Facebook Instagram -- Reach me by e-mail -- juan@happytofail.com

Duration:00:20:36

Celebrating A Decade and Staying Motivated (Season 1 Finale)

9/15/2019
For some getting old can bring a lot of fears. “What have or haven’t I accomplished during these past few years?!?!” I just turned 30 years old this past Friday. I have a lot left to live for, but I can’t ever forget there was a point in time in my life where I was going to put an end to all this. On this season finale I share what I’ve won, what I’ve gained and what you can ask yourself as you grow up! -- Social Media -- Twitter Facebook Instagram -- Reach me by e-mail...

Duration:00:17:16

"I Just Want to be Normal"

9/9/2019
Let's continue celebrating #RecoveryMonth! Part of celebrating what you've achieved involves taking a look at where you came from. On the 4th episode I spoke about a list of negative things I wrote on September 9th, 2009. 14 pages that always remind me how far I’ve come. On this episode we take another look at it and share what it’s like to go through those rough emotional moments, including "wanting to be normal". -- Social Media -- Twitter Facebook Instagram -- Reach me by e-mail...

Duration:00:19:43

Rewarding Yourself

9/2/2019
It’s recovery month! It happens in September of each year and its purpose is to increase awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use challenges and celebrating the stories of the people that recover. What better way to celebrate than by rewarding yourself with something special? Seems easy enough, but it’s actually difficult when you’ve gone years living with low self-esteem and think you’re not worth it. Let’s talk about how I’ve rewarded myself and the benefits of it now...

Duration:00:14:45

Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

8/26/2019
A negative situation often makes you think in a negative way, right? This is the case for many people and I can definitely relate. I used to think about POSITIVE situations in a negative way because I was always looking for the plot twist. When were things going to mess up? This way of thinking was destroying me emotionally, which is why I made it a goal to always look at the positive side of even the most horrible scenarios. It wasn’t easy. It isn’t easy, but it’s helped me live a much...

Duration:00:20:06