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Jen Gotch is OK...Sometimes

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Hi. I’m Jen Gotch and this is my podcast. It’s kinda weird, and original, and funny and honest just like me. Each week I’m gonna get in your ear, tell you about my fears, my pain, my triumphs and hopefully in the process help you become more self aware, build your own emotional intelligence and more than anything else FEEL LESS ALONE. Please subscribe and leave a nice review with all the stars; my parents are checking them every day and I really don’t want to let them down.

Hi. I’m Jen Gotch and this is my podcast. It’s kinda weird, and original, and funny and honest just like me. Each week I’m gonna get in your ear, tell you about my fears, my pain, my triumphs and hopefully in the process help you become more self aware, build your own emotional intelligence and more than anything else FEEL LESS ALONE. Please subscribe and leave a nice review with all the stars; my parents are checking them every day and I really don’t want to let them down.
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Hi. I’m Jen Gotch and this is my podcast. It’s kinda weird, and original, and funny and honest just like me. Each week I’m gonna get in your ear, tell you about my fears, my pain, my triumphs and hopefully in the process help you become more self aware, build your own emotional intelligence and more than anything else FEEL LESS ALONE. Please subscribe and leave a nice review with all the stars; my parents are checking them every day and I really don’t want to let them down.

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Episodes

In Progress: An Imperfect Journey, Navigated

9/26/2018
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The best and brightest female entrepreneurs, creatives, and founders get really real with host Noor Tagouri when it comes to nurturing self-development and well-being in a bustling, always-on world. Whether it’s identifying a sense of purpose in your day-to-day, finding productivity hacks, taking care of relationships, changing careers, or cultivating a greater sense of self-love, this podcast presented in partnership with TUMI is an unmissable toolkit for the on-the-go individual in search...

Duration:00:01:00

Inside Depression, Part Two

9/25/2018
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On last week’s episode of JGOK, i took you inside my depression and you lived to tell, Yahoooo. This week i thought i would give you some more pointed information on depression - the different types, the symptoms and some ways to identify and work through the issue. If you or a loved one have depression or have ever suspected you have depression, this will be a really informational listen. Check it out!

Duration:00:36:13

Inside Depression

9/18/2018
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This week, I wanted to share something a bit more intimate (if that's even possible) and take you inside my depression. Think of it like a phone call from me to you, while i'm going through a depressive episode. I figure since we are best friends now, you'd want me to call you when I'm feeling low. And then, next week I'll follow up with a full, incredibly useful episode explaining everything I know about dealing with depression.

Duration:00:24:53

Conquering The Creative Block

9/11/2018
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Have you ever had a creative block? Yeah, me too—and they are the worst, especially when your job is tied to your creative performance. And even if it isn't, we all want to be able to access our own creativity. That's why I want to use this episode to get to the root of creative blocks, outline some reasons why we get them, and of course, offer some solutions to get past them. Oh, also, there’s singing. OK, let's knock the socks off these blocks.

Duration:00:38:03

I Cry At Work

9/4/2018
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Hi. Welcome to an episode about having emotions in the workplace—also known as crying at work. As a C-level work crier, I wanted to share some of my most emotional experiences with you. I also want to discuss how we can regulate and manage our feelings as both employees and bosses, without making work a cold-hearted place where emotions are non-existent. I'm not crying, you're crying. JK, we're all crying.

Duration:00:30:48

Let's Deal With This Anxiety

8/28/2018
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In this episode, I am going to talk about my good buddy, anxiety. This is a mental health issue that I have struggled with for a large portion of my life and one that has been on my mind a lot lately. Over the last eight months or so, I have been actively trying to understand and reduce it—and I actually think a lot of my efforts are paying off. So, here’s what i’m going to do: I'll tell you a bit about what anxiety feels like for me (and probably for a lot of people), and then I’m going to...

Duration:00:32:31

Are We Addicted To Social Media?

8/21/2018
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Alright, here it is, the "Everybody quit social media right now!" episode. Not really, but at the least, I want us all to become aware of how and when we use social media and identify what our intentions are when we use it. Let's take a step back and evaluate whether or not we think we are addicted. Oh, and even more importantly, let's recognize that it can contribute to our anxiety and depression and obviously our FOMO. I'll share some ways that we can combat the downsides of social media...

Duration:00:45:20

All About Therapy

8/14/2018
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This episode is dedicated one of the topics I get the ~most~ requests for: THERAPY. I am so excited to answer many of the questions you've emailed me, messaged me, or stopped me in the street to ask. Today, I’m talking about my own experience with therapy to give you insight on what to expect, how to find a therapist, the benefits and responsibility of therapy, tips on financing therapy, and a whole lot more. Therapy is another great way to invest in your mental health and personal...

Duration:00:30:16

Medication: Friend or Foe?

8/7/2018
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I get asked a fair bit about my experience with my meds, a.k.a. psychiatric medication, so i wanted to share more about it with you. Hopefully, my story can help some of you figure out if this is something you want to pursue—or even help you if you've already started to pursue it, but are wondering if you're “doing it right.” Going on medication for a mental health issue is a big step and a huge responsibility. I want to use this episode to give you insight and know-how to help get to the...

Duration:00:38:22

Building Ban.Do: The REAL Story

7/31/2018
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In this episode I’m going to tell you how my team and I built ban.do from the ground up—with no prior business knowledge. Maybe that’s not something to brag about, but I actually think it is. Because I want you to understand that it can be done—and is done, more often than you think. What we used, and still use every day, to build this thing: passion, creativity, optimism and a touch of anxiety. That’s right. You, too, can start a business even if you feel challenged by a lack of experience...

Duration:00:39:13

Lost in Pasta: Adventures in EMOTIONAL Eating

7/24/2018
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As kids, we are given food to soothe us, to reward us and to celebrate happy occasions. So it makes sense that as we get older and control our own food intake, we might start to use food as a crutch, or even as a drug. It’s emotional eating - The perfect mix of self soothing and self sabotage and food, unlike many other drugs, is legal and easy to get your hands on. If you are struggling with some bad eating habits and consider McDonald's french fries to be a stronger, more satisfying drug...

Duration:00:39:25

How to Feel Better RIGHT NOW

7/17/2018
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PSA: You can suffer from mental illness and still maintain good mental health. (I mean, look at me!) That’s not to say that every day is going to be amazing; after all, we need bad days to recognize the good ones. But it does mean that your illness and even the circumstances that might be getting you down don’t have to limit on how good you can feel. You are in control here. And there are a ton of things you can do right now—like right now, starting today—to help you begin to feel better....

Duration:00:52:04

Travel Anxiety and My Fear of the Overhead Bin

7/10/2018
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So, this is an “in the moment” episode that i recorded at the beginning of April after having several bouts of severe travel anxiety (the very same type of anxiety that i naively thought i had previously overcome). Knowing that so many of us travel over the summer and also struggle with this kind of anxiety, I thought this would be the perfect time to put it out into the world. If the thought of travel excites you, but also simultaneously paralyzes you with fear, this one's for you.

Duration:00:34:54

The MYTH of Perfection

7/3/2018
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So this is an episode about perfection . . . and imperfection. The pressure and anxiety we all feel to be perfect and the idea in our head that perfection is actually a real thing, that can be achieved. It’s not. I’ll be honest, I’m gonna cry a little during the episode. But that’s me. That’s all of us. And if you struggle with feelings of imperfection and not being enough this episode will have value for you.

Duration:00:33:27

Buttermilk Waitress: Proof You Can Have A Million Terrible Jobs & Still Find Success

6/26/2018
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My first job was as a waitress at an old-age home serving primarily, you guessed it, buttermilk. In this episode I’m taking you on the journey through my twisting, turning career path so you can see how you don’t have to figure out what you want to do for the rest of your life at 18, 28—or really, ever. Career paths don’t have to be linear, and horrible jobs sometimes lead to really amazing ones. Oh, and I wrote a song about the whole thing, which promises to be the song of the summer. Dance...

Duration:00:36:16

A Bout of Self Doubt

6/19/2018
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Hi! Hi! As it turns out, creating and subsequently launching a podcast is hard, especially when you have tendencies towards self doubt. I spend this episode exploring the origins of my own self doubt (hi mom, hi dad), discussing my self doubt triggers, and offering up some potential solutions for those who suffer from it as well (maybe 95% of all of us?). Here's hoping that by hearing me talk about it you will see that you are not alone—and that self doubt does not mean that you can't face...

Duration:00:43:03

How To Rate Your Emotions & Track Your Mood

6/12/2018
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Welcome to my Emotional Rating System. It’s an adaptable, numerical rating system my mom and i created to help me identify and easily communicate my mood. It also helped me and my doctors accurately diagnose my bipolar. This system is an easy way to get in touch with and convey how you are feeling at any given moment—and it's easily adaptable to other mental health issues as well. Plus, Dr. Jamie and The Amazing Saerina are back this week rating their own moods and talking about why this...

Duration:00:26:24

Jen, Meet Bipolar - Bipolar, Meet Jen

6/5/2018
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Hi. I’m back! In this episode, I chronicle my struggles with mental illness from a young age up through my early thirties when I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. This episode will be especially valuable to you if you are dealing with depression, bipolar, or anxiety—or if you suspect you might be, but haven’t received a diagnosis, or if you know someone else who is struggling with it. And as always, the hope is that in sharing my personal experiences I can help you build emotional...

Duration:00:43:10

Welcome to Me

5/29/2018
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I'm Jen Gotch and, yes, I'm actually typing this. Welcome to the intro episode of my new mental health podcast where you hear my voice and decide if you like it. Hear my parents’ voices, decide if you like them and hear the truth behind the origins of the pod, the intention behind it and why it will have value for you. Oh, and my parents describe the time they had sex and made me. Listen, judge for yourself and then share it with friends to see if they feel the same way.

Duration:00:33:24

"Jen Gotch is OK...Sometimes" launches May 29th,

5/16/2018
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"Jen Gotch is OK...Sometimes" launches May 29th,

Duration:00:02:12