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A weekly podcast to help you build healthy relationships while living with mental illness and disorders. Hosted by Kelly Marie, an advocate and peer who uses her own life experiences with anxiety, depression and borderline personality disorder to empower you to defy the limitations of your diagnosis and create the life you deserve. (Formerly Living the Front Seat Life Podcast)

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A weekly podcast to help you build healthy relationships while living with mental illness and disorders. Hosted by Kelly Marie, an advocate and peer who uses her own life experiences with anxiety, depression and borderline personality disorder to empower you to defy the limitations of your diagnosis and create the life you deserve. (Formerly Living the Front Seat Life Podcast)

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English

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Episodes

Turn Down for Zen: Lil Jon's Total Meditation Album Review

2/26/2024
Ep. 101 Picture this: amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life, where work deadlines, family obligations, and never-ending to-do lists reign supreme, there's a beacon of calm shining through. And believe it or not, it's coming from the man who knows how to amp up the energy with his iconic "YEAH" and "OKAY" - Lil Jon! In this episode, we're diving headfirst into Lil Jon's latest album, Total Meditation. Yes, you heard that right. The Grammy-Award winning rapper has teamed up with producer Kabir Sehgal to deliver 10 guided meditations designed to bring mindfulness to the masses. Are you ready to turn down the volume on life's chaos and tune into some unexpected tranquility? Join me, Kelly Marie as we embark on a mindfulness journey with none other than the legendary rapper / producer Lil Jon. πŸŽ™οΈ Hosted by Coach Kelly Marie, founder of Front Seat Life LLC πŸ“² Instagram @thefrontseatlife FB @thefrontseatlife, Email FrontSeatLife@gmail.com 🎧 Produced & edited by JazzCast Pros πŸ”— Click Here to rate & review on Apple Podcasts πŸš€ Rate & Share this Podcast from Spotify πŸ” Add this show to your collection on Pandora. πŸ’ͺ Support the Show with a one-time donation on PayPal Unveiling Total Meditation: Forget what you think you know about meditation, because Lil Jon is about to flip the script. From boosting focus to embracing nature, coping with grief, and even drifting off into deep sleep, Total Meditation offers a little something for everyone. Get ready to discover how these unconventional tracks can transform your daily routine into moments of mindfulness and clarity. Lil Jon: More Than Meets the Eye: Sure, Lil Jon may be known for his high-octane performances, but did you know he's also a dedicated meditator? Join me as we uncover the surprising truth behind the man who's been leading double lives - from pumping up the crowd to finding inner peace behind the scenes. A Journey Through Unexpected Serenity: Prepare to be moved as we explore the profound impact of Lil Jon's guided meditations on everyday struggles like expressing gratitude, nurturing relationships, and finding solace in the midst of chaos. It's a journey that will challenge your perceptions and leave you feeling more grounded than ever before. Total Meditation: Meditation Made Approachable: So, whether you're a seasoned mindfulness guru or a newbie looking to dip your toes into the world of meditation, Total Meditation offers a refreshing take on finding zen in the most unexpected places. Join us as we embrace the unexpected and dive into a world where Lil Jon's voice becomes the soundtrack to your daily mindfulness practice. Don't miss out on this transformative journey - tune in now and let's discover the power of Total Meditation together! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:08

Living a Front Seat Life: Kelly Marie's Radically Transparent, Mental Health Podcast Journey with Jazzy T

2/19/2024
In this landmark 100th episode of the "Healthy Illness" podcast, host Kelly Marie and producer Jazzy T reflect on some of the most impactful episodes and discuss the creative processes behind podcasting and living with Mental Illness. This special live episode is not simply a milestone celebrationβ€”it's a raw and revealing look at the journey they've embarked on to spread awareness and foster open conversations about mental health. Watch the video on YouTube: Kelly and Jazzy T discuss the inception of the "Healthy Illness" podcast, the importance of pushing personal boundaries, and the significance of radical transparency in storytelling. They explore the unique challenges and triumphs that have emerged over the course of producing such a candid and impactful series. The pair also delve into the nuanced interplay between mental health conditions, self-care, and societal expectations, providing a powerful testament to resilience and self-advocacy. πŸŽ™οΈ Hosted by Coach Kelly Marie, founder of Front Seat Life LLC πŸ“² Instagram @thefrontseatlife FB @thefrontseatlife, Email FrontSeatLife@gmail.com 🎧 Produced & edited by JazzCast Pros πŸ”— Click Here to rate & review on Apple Podcasts πŸš€ Rate & Share this Podcast from Spotify πŸ” Add this show to your collection on Pandora. πŸ’ͺ Support the Show with a one-time donation on PayPal About the Guest: Jazzy T, also referred to as Jazz, is not only the guest on this special 100th episode but also the producer and a close friend of the host, Kelly Marie. With expertise in podcast production and digital media strategies, Jazzy T has been integral in the distribution of the "Healthy Illness" podcast through her Jazzcast Pros network, contributing to its reach across multiple platforms and its notable success. Chapters: 0:00:00 Introduction to the 100th episode of Healthy Illness podcast 0:01:51 Noting the significance of seeing the number 1111 0:03:04 Explaining the hesitation to start a podcast and the importance of accountability 0:05:55 Discussing the impact of accountability on people's perception of mental health 0:08:25 Explaining the mission of the Front Seat Life and living with mental health conditions 0:09:35 Sharing the personal journey of mental health recovery and the concept of owning one's life 0:12:54 Jazzy T asks how to talk to children after a suicide attempt 0:15:53 Kelly Marie compares living with mental illness to managing diabetes 0:17:11 Jazzy T highlights the importance of not defining oneself solely by mental health conditions 0:17:48 Kelly Marie shares her perspective on challenges and personal growth 0:18:26 Jazzy T discusses the purpose of life's challenges and individual expression 0:20:11 Kelly Marie describes the overwhelming thought processes during the depths of mental illness 0:22:32 Jazzy T relates to the challenges of everyday tasks due to personal preferences 0:23:11 Kelly Marie emphasizes the difficulty of understanding mental illness without experiencing it 0:25:25 Redefining self-care beyond basic hygiene 0:28:30 Importance of having a full cup to give to others 0:32:07 Dealing with the stress of moving to a new house 0:37:14 Initial intentions of starting the podcast and its impact 0:39:30 Jazzy T acknowledges Kelly Marie's commitment to podcasting and the challenges she faced 0:40:36 Jazzy T reflects on her own experience of learning to better support Kelly Marie as a friend 0:50:09 Setting boundaries and saying no 0:51:32 Kelly's progress in overcoming sugar addiction 0:56:57 Kelly's back surgery and preparing for the worst 1:00:29 The need for preventative mental health care Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:47

Relax and Restore is What Vacation is for.

2/12/2024
Ep. 99 Kelly Marie reflects on her recent trip to India and shares tips on how to prepare for life after vacationing. She discusses the importance of scheduling alone time, setting boundaries, and finding ways to recharge and recover. Kelly also explores the challenges of navigating cultural differences while traveling and offers insights on how to show up in a culturally sensitive and respectful manner. Tune in for valuable advice on post-vacation self-care and maintaining mental well-being. Kelly Marie is the host of the Healthy Illness Podcast. She is passionate about helping individuals build healthier relationships while living with a mental health condition. With her podcast, Kelly aims to provide valuable insights and support to her listeners. She shares her personal experiences and offers practical tips for navigating mental health challenges in relationships. Kelly's warm and relatable approach makes her podcast a valuable resource for anyone seeking guidance in this area. πŸŽ™οΈ Hosted by Coach Kelly Marie, founder of Front Seat Life LLC πŸ“² See Photos from the Trip on Instagram @thefrontseatlife FB @thefrontseatlife, Email FrontSeatLife@gmail.com 🎧 Produced & edited by JazzCast Pros πŸ”— Click Here to rate & review on Apple Podcasts πŸš€ Rate & Share this Podcast from Spotify πŸ” Add this show to your collection on Pandora. πŸ’ͺ Support the Show with a one-time donation on PayPal Key Episode 99 Takeaways: Prepare for life after vacation by scheduling downtime and setting boundaries. Understand and respect different cultures when traveling abroad. Prioritize self-care and recharge after a vacation to avoid burnout. Find ways to incorporate alone time and relaxation into your travel plans. Evaluate your schedule and make adjustments to ensure a smooth transition back to regular routines. Chapters: 0:00:00 Introduction to the episode and topic of preparing for life after vacation 0:01:29 Highlights of the trip to India and attending an Indian wedding 0:05:57 Discussing the need for a vacation after a vacation 0:07:57 Strategies for preparing for a vacation after a vacation 0:09:43 Taking time to rest and recover after returning from a trip 0:12:15 Tips for incorporating self-care into family vacations 0:13:37 Conclusion and final thoughts on preparing for life after vacation 0:14:01 Determine how you show up for vacation to avoid needing another vacation 0:14:34 Figure out what you will and won't do on your trip 0:15:14 Schedule alone time and find space to recharge during your vacation 0:16:01 Importance of alone time and how it affects returning home 0:16:59 Finding alone time during travel at the Twa hotel 0:18:07 Evaluating the impact of adding events back to your calendar after vacation 0:18:55 Scheduling downtime at home to recoup and recover after vacation 0:19:49 Managing obligations while taking care of yourself 0:20:16 Evaluating your schedule to find spaces where you can take care of yourself 0:21:34 How to travel in a culturally responsive and sensitive way 0:22:53 Resources for crisis talk lines and finding local services Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:41

Expectations vs Reality: My First Trip to India

2/5/2024
Ep. 98 Kelly Marie shares her experience of traveling to India for the first time and attending an Indian wedding. She discusses her expectations versus the reality of the trip, including her thoughts on the traffic, the cultural experience, and the weather. From exploring the massive Ambience Mall, Taj Mahal and the Katab Minor complex, Kelly Marie's expectations were challenged and exceeded. Discover the unexpected delights and challenges she encountered, including her surprising love for Indian KFC. This episode is a vibrant exploration of cultural immersion and the joy of celebrating love. Want More Travel Experiences with Kelly? Listen to these past episodes of Healthy Illness Podcast: Ep. 97 I Can't Keep Calm I'm Stuck at the Airport! : Flight Cancelations home from India Ep. 45 Breaking Personal Boundaries in North Carolina Ep. 12 Change Your Perspective, Change Your Experience: My trip to Mexico πŸŽ™οΈ Hosted by Coach Kelly Marie, founder of Front Seat Life LLC πŸ“² See Photos from the Trip on Instagram @thefrontseatlife FB @thefrontseatlife, Email FrontSeatLife@gmail.com 🎧 Produced & edited by JazzCast Pros πŸ”— Click Here to rate & review on Apple Podcasts πŸš€ Rate & Share this Podcast from Spotify πŸ” Add this show to your collection on Pandora. πŸ’ͺ Support the Show with a one-time donation on PayPal Chapters: 0:00:00 Introduction to the podcast and trip to India 0:01:21 Expectations and preparations for the trip 0:05:14 Expectations vs. reality: Weather and temperature in India 0:09:22 Expectations vs. reality: Traffic in India 0:12:45 Unexpected experiences with traffic in India 0:14:16 Cars going in the wrong direction on the highway 0:16:29 Not the expected "Eat, Pray, Love" experience 0:17:50 Surprisingly fewer people on the streets than expected 0:18:40 Gurgon, a more westernized city 0:19:43 Ambiance Mall 0:21:10 Outdoor market with beautiful Indian clothing 0:22:08 Surprisingly delicious Indian KFC 0:23:59 Incredible wedding experience 0:25:07 Would go back to India, but to a different part of the country 0:26:19 Excitement for upcoming 100th episode celebration Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:30

I Can't Keep Calm I'm Stuck at the Airport! How To Manage Mental Health in Crisis Situations

1/29/2024
Ep. 97 Kelly Marie guides you through the emotional roller coaster of her recent journey from India. Encapsulating the theme of resilience in the face of travel tribulations, Kelly's narrative is a testament to the power of preparation and self-care in maintaining mental wellness, especially when things don't go as planned. "I felt the Hulk, the incredible hulk rising up, and I knew that I needed to do something immediately." - Kelly, host of Healthy Illness Podcast Kelly Marie highlights the significance of managing everyday stress and symptoms through consistent practice of mental health tools. With authenticity, she recounts the highs of her Indian adventure and the lows of travel disruptions on her return. Using descriptive anecdotes from her trip, she emphasizes the importance of being adaptable and prepared for crises. This episode serves as a practical guide for those journeying with a mental health condition, conveying that despite "hiccups," one can thrive through preparedness and mindfulness. Listen to Part One on How to Prepare to Travel Internationally Listen to Bad B*tches Have Bad Days Too Episode Review of Megan Thee Stallion's Mental Health Resource Website Mental Health Resources: Suicide Prevention Helpline: Call 988 for 24/7 support Text GO to 741741 to reach a trained crisis counselor Call 211 or visit www.211.org for help finding public services in your area πŸŽ™οΈ Hosted by Coach Kelly Marie, founder of Front Seat Life LLC πŸ“² Connect with us: IG @thefrontseatlife FB @thefrontseatlife, Email FrontSeatLife@gmail.com 🎧 Produced & edited by JazzCast Pros πŸ”— Click Here to rate & review on Apple Podcasts πŸš€ Rate & Share this Podcast from Spotify πŸ” Add this show to your collection on Pandora. πŸ’ͺ Support the Show with a one-time donation on PayPal Key Takeaways: Preparation is crucial: Implementing tools for mental health in your daily life can help manage symptoms and reduce stress. Being adaptable is key: Flexibility and the ability to pivot are vital in handling travel-related and general life crises. Support systems are invaluable: Reaching out for support, such as calling a trusted pastor for prayer, can be an instant source of solace in the midst of chaos. Living for others by living for self: Caring for oneself enables us to support those we travel with and maintain healthy relationships. Chapters: 0:00:00 Intro surviving travel with friends 0:04:48 Travel complications on the way back from India 0:08:16 Challenges at the airport in Helsinki 0:10:39 Flight cancellation and frustration at JFK 0:13:08 Delta Airlines cancels flight, no accommodations 0:16:25 Calling pastor for prayer at Delta counter 0:18:09 Finding accommodations at TWA hotel 0:22:17 Importance of daily work for mental health 0:25:27 Living for self to live for others 0:26:29 India trip episode teaser 0:26:57 Resources for finding therapy and support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:56

Using Your "Why" To Fuel Your Motivation to Maintain Your Resolutions and Goals

1/22/2024
Ep. 96 While traveling abroad, a congested Kelly Marie checks in to see how you are doing on your New Year's Resolutions. It's the middle of January and if you've already fallen off the wagon, here are three tricks to help you the next 11 months. Understand your WHY. Why did you set this intention to change in the first place? Make your goals realistic and actionable. Modify your strategies and tactics of achieving said goal. Resources: Mindful Resolutions: A Kinder, Gentler Approach to Self-Improvement in 2024 Suicide Prevention Helpline: Call 988 for 24/7 support Text GO to 741741 to reach a trained crisis counselor Call 211 or visit www.211.org for help finding public services in your area πŸŽ™οΈ Hosted by Coach Kelly Marie, founder of Front Seat Life LLC πŸ“² Connect with us: IG @thefrontseatlife, FB @thefrontseatlife, Email FrontSeatLife@gmail.com 🎧 Produced & edited by Jazzy T - IG @Jazzytonair πŸ”— Click Here to rate & review on Apple Podcasts πŸš€ Rate & Share this Podcast from Spotify πŸ” Add this show to your collection on Pandora. πŸ’ͺ Support the Show with a one-time donation on PayPal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:40

2 Girls Trippin: How to Mentally Prepare to Travel Internationally with Friends

1/15/2024
Ep. 95 With an upcoming trip to India for a wedding, Kelly Marie discusses the importance of deciding if the trip is worth it, exercising wisdom in planning and during the trip, and making lists to stay organized. Discover how to maintain a healthy friendship while traveling and ensure a stress-free experience. Don't miss out on these valuable insights for successful friend trips. "Prioritize self-care and maintain personal boundaries while traveling with friends. It's important to take care of yourself and communicate your needs to ensure a positive experience for everyone." - Kelly Marie Key Takeaways: Before embarking on a trip with friends, it is crucial to have an open and honest conversation about the trip's purpose, expectations, and potential challenges to ensure that the trip is worth it for everyone involved. Exercising wisdom in planning and during the trip involves considering the dynamics of the group, understanding individual preferences and needs, and researching the destination to be prepared for any cultural differences or safety concerns. Making detailed lists for clothes, accessories, documents, medications, and personal items helps to stay organized and reduces stress during the trip. Understanding the customs and culture of the destination is essential for respectful and immersive travel experiences, and it helps to avoid misunderstandings or unintentional offenses. Prioritizing self-care and maintaining personal boundaries while traveling with friends is crucial for preserving the friendship and ensuring a positive experience for everyone involved. Chapters: 0:00:00 Introduction 0:00:39 Tips for planning a trip with a friend 0:01:49 Importance of choosing the right travel companion 0:03:19 Background on the upcoming trip to India 0:04:23 Similarities and differences between the friends 0:05:28 Exploring the challenges of traveling to a different culture 0:07:28 The goal of leaving and coming back healthy 0:08:51 Different considerations for international travel 0:10:16 The desire for an immersive experience in India 0:11:54 Three key factors for successful travel with friends 0:12:26 The importance of deciding if the trip is worth it 0:13:54 Determining if the trip is worth it 0:15:07 Exercising wisdom in planning and during the trip 0:16:53 Making lists for clothes, accessories, and documents 0:19:12 Packing medications, snacks, and personal items 0:23:37 Checking bags instead of carrying them on 0:25:07 Managing space and expectations during the trip Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:28

Mindful Resolutions: A Kinder, Gentler Approach to Self-Improvement in 2024

1/1/2024
Ep. 94 Happy Damn New Year! Kelly Marie discusses the concept of New Year's resolutions and why they often lead to failure. Kelly encourages listeners to approach resolutions with mindfulness and self-acceptance, rather than setting unrealistic goals. She explores the origins of New Year's resolutions and the low success rate of keeping them. Key Takeaways: New Year's resolutions have a low success rate, with only 8% of Americans keeping them. The origins of New Year's resolutions can be traced back to the Babylonians, Julius Caesar, and Wesleyan Christians. Instead of setting concrete resolutions, adopt a mindful approach to personal growth. Be kinder and more forgiving to yourself, and accept the present moment. Resolve to find joy and be the light in your own life. Quotes: "You are not unsuccessful. You are not a poor human being if you make a resolution and don't keep it." "There's no time like today to resolve to do something. There is nothing stopping me or you from becoming a better person today." πŸŽ™οΈ Hosted by Coach Kelly Marie, founder of Front Seat Life LLC πŸ“² Connect with us: IG @thefrontseatlife, FB @thefrontseatlife, Email FrontSeatLife@gmail.com 🎧 Produced & edited by Jazzy T - IG @Jazzytonair πŸ”— Click Here to rate & review on Apple Podcasts πŸš€ Rate & Share this Podcast from Spotify πŸ” Add this show to your collection on Pandora. πŸ’ͺ Support the Show with a one-time donation on PayPal 🌐 RESOURCES MENTIONED: Suicide Prevention Helpline: Call 988 for 24/7 support Text GO to 741741 to reach a trained crisis counselor Call 211 or visit www.211.org for help finding public services in your area 🎀 Podcast Like a Pro! Riverside.FM Promo Code JAZZYCAST for 15% off Remote Recording Visit JazzCastPros.com for help launching, branding, or editing your podcast. CHAPTERS: 0:00:00 - Introduction to New Year's resolutions 0:04:31 - Historical origins of New Year's resolutions 0:08:53 - Setting unrealistic resolutions can lead to failure 0:11:02 - Definition of resolution: decision, problem-solving, and clarity 0:12:46 - No need to wait for New Year's to make positive changes 0:14:20 - Embracing mindfulness and accepting thoughts and emotions 0:15:04 - Reflecting on resolutions for the new year 0:15:34 - Applying mindfulness to resolution process 0:16:17 - Resolving to be kinder and more gentle to oneself 0:16:53 - Accepting the present moment and setting oneself up for the next 0:17:32 - National assistance resources and talk line 0:18:17 - Encouragement to find joy and be the light Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:20:36

Merry Fucking Christmas: Mindfulness in the Midst of Holiday Madness

12/25/2023
Ep. 93 Merry fucking Christmas. Welcome to the Healthy Illness podcast. I am your host, Kelly Marie, and today we're going to dive into the most wonderful time of the year. Or is it? In this episode, we'll explore the complex relationship many of us have with the holiday season, particularly Christmas. As someone who lives with mental health conditions, I understand the challenges that can arise during this time. But I also believe that we can build healthier relationships and find peace amidst the chaos. So, let's dive in. Key Takeaways: Christmas can be a challenging time for many people, and it's important to set boundaries and experience it your way! The pressure to give extravagant gifts and create the perfect holiday experience can be overwhelming and not sustainable. Love, kindness, and generosity should be practiced every day, not just during the holiday season. It's important to evaluate why you celebrate the holidays and focus on what brings you joy and healing. Mindfulness involves accepting and being present in the moment, without judgment. Quotes: "Love me today or not at all." "Everything that brings you peace may not bring you joy." "Feelings are not facts." "Be okay with wherever you are." "Focus on mindfulness and being present in the moment." πŸŽ™οΈ Hosted by Coach Kelly Marie, founder of Front Seat Life LLC πŸ“² Connect with us: IG @thefrontseatlife, FB @thefrontseatlife, Email FrontSeatLife@gmail.com 🎧 Produced & edited by Jazzy T - IG @Jazzytonair πŸ”— Click Here to rate & review on Apple Podcasts πŸš€ Rate & Share this Podcast from Spotify πŸ” Add this show to your collection on Pandora. πŸ’ͺ Support the Show with a one-time donation on PayPal 🌐 RESOURCES MENTIONED: Suicide Prevention Helpline: Call 988 for 24/7 support Text GO to 741741 to reach a trained crisis counselor Call 211 or visit www.211.org for help finding public services in your area 🎀 Podcast Like a Pro! Riverside.FM Promo Code JAZZYCAST for 15% off Remote Recording Visit JazzCastPros.com for help launching, branding, or editing your podcast. CHAPTERS: 0:00:00 - Introduction to the Healthy Illness podcast and Christmas rant 0:01:29 - Personal dislike of Christmas and childhood experiences 0:03:02 - Love for winter decorations but not the holiday itself 0:04:56 - Criticism of the commercialization and financial strain of Christmas 0:07:09 - Advocacy for showing love and kindness every day, not just holidays 0:09:52 - Pressure to give the best gifts and the culture of caring 0:11:06 - Questioning why love and kindness are only emphasized during holidays 0:12:50 - Reflecting on the true meaning and purpose of celebrating holidays 0:14:28 - Evaluating the impact of holiday celebrations on personal joy and healing 0:16:59 - Understanding that healing may not always feel good or joyful 0:19:01 - Introspection, renewal, remembrance, peace, joy, mindfulness, acceptance, emotions 0:21:56 - Reflecting on the meaning of the holidays and feelings 0:24:10 - Uncertainty about the next episode, being the light 0:25:13 - Resources for support and healing, importance of reaching out 0:26:39 - Happy Damn New Year #Mindfullness #HolidayStress #MentalHealth #MotivationMonday #Christmas #BaHumbug Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:01

The Gift of Now: Rethinking Birthday Celebrations Through a Mindfulness Lense

12/18/2023
Ep. 92 Kelly Marie shares her personal struggle with birthday festivities and the societal pressures that come with them. Uncover the transformative impact of embracing the present moment. Explore the liberating concept of celebrating life daily through mindfulness, creating a positive shift from anxiety to gratitude. Join us for a journey of self-discovery and the art of living in the here and now. Stay tuned for a preview of next week's episode "Merry F'ing Christmas" πŸŽ™οΈ Hosted by Coach Kelly Marie, founder of Front Seat Life LLC πŸ“² Connect with us: IG @thefrontseatlife, FB @thefrontseatlife, Email FrontSeatLife@gmail.com 🎧 Produced & edited by Jazzy T - IG @Jazzytonair πŸ”— Click Here to rate & review on Apple Podcasts πŸš€ Rate & Share this Podcast from Spotify πŸ” Add this show to your collection on Pandora. πŸ’ͺ Support the Show with a one-time donation on PayPal 🌐 RESOURCES MENTIONED: Suicide Prevention Helpline: Call 988 for 24/7 support Text GO to 741741 to reach a trained crisis counselor Call 211 or visit www.211.org for help finding public services in your area 🎀 Podcast Like a Pro! Riverside.FM Promo Code JAZZYCAST for 15% off Remote Recording Visit JazzCastPros.com for help launching, branding, or editing your podcast. #Mindfullness #HolidayStress #MentalHealth #MotivationMonday #Birthday #SagSeason #ItsMyBirthday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:27

"On Wednesdays We Wear Pink": Creating Routine for Mental Clarity Amidst Life's Chaos

12/11/2023
Ep. 91 Do you want to experience a more organized and balanced mental state in your daily life? I will be revealing the key to achieving this by sharing the solution for implementing routine in your daily habits. By incorporating structured and consistent routines into your life, you can experience an enhanced sense of mental well-being and stability. Are you ready to take the first step towards a more harmonious and peaceful mindset? In this episode, you will be able to: Discover the transformative power of routine for improving mental well-being. Learn how to seamlessly integrate mindfulness into your daily habits for a calmer mind. Find effective strategies for building a personalized routine that works for you. Unlock personal growth and development through the creation of a structured daily routine. Explore valuable resources for mental health support and guidance. πŸŽ™οΈ Hosted by Coach Kelly Marie, founder of Front Seat Life LLC πŸ“² Connect with us: IG @thefrontseatlife, FB @thefrontseatlife, Email FrontSeatLife@gmail.com 🎧 Produced & edited by Jazzy T - IG @Jazzytonair πŸ”— Click Here to rate & review on Apple Podcasts πŸš€ Rate & Share this Podcast from Spotify πŸ” Add this show to your collection on Pandora. πŸ’ͺ Support the Show with a one-time donation on PayPal 🌐 RESOURCES MENTIONED: Suicide Prevention Helpline: Call 988 for 24/7 support Text GO to 741741 to reach a trained crisis counselor Call 211 or visit www.211.org for help finding public services in your area 🎀 Podcast Like a Pro! Riverside.FM Promo Code JAZZYCAST for 15% off Remote Recording Visit JazzCastPros.com for help launching, branding, or editing your podcast. #Mindfullness #HolidayStress #MentalHealth #MotivationMonday Chapters: 00:00:01 - The Importance of Routine 00:03:31 - Incorporating Mindfulness 00:09:15 - Creating Personal Structure 00:11:22 - Utilizing DBT Tools 00:14:31 - Implementing Structure and Stability 00:15:56 - The Importance of Creating Routine 00:17:08 - Unintentional Matching 00:18:31 - The Role of Fails 00:19:55 - Building Routine 00:21:41 - Safety and Preparedness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:40

5 Healthy Ways to Manage Holiday 2023 Expectations

12/4/2023
Ep. 90 It’s Sagittarius season and Winter is here! While that brings great joy to some, others may be overwhelmed and need some help in managing expectations for the holidays. In this episode of Healthy Illness podcast, Kelly Marie shares her top five ways to manage expectations during the holiday season. Whether you love the holidays, dread them or are somewhere in between, using these five tools can help you build better relationships and create space for a healthier happier holiday season. Kelly Marie’s top five expectation managing tools are: 1. Be Kind to Yourself 2. Set Expectations 3. Set Boundaries 4. Be the Light 5. Ask for Help This is a journey and no matter how comfortable you are using these tools, the more you use them, the better you become at it. Be kind to yourself while you try new things. The process involves developing and maintaining a positive and loving relationship with yourself. Clarity is a kindness both to yourself and others. Taking small steps consistently can lead to incredible improvements in your overall mental health and well-being. πŸŽ™οΈ Hosted by Coach Kelly Marie, founder of Front Seat Life LLC πŸ“² Connect with us: IG @thefrontseatlife, FB @thefrontseatlife, Email FrontSeatLife@gmail.com 🎧 Produced & edited by Jazzy T - IG @Jazzytonair πŸ”— Click Here to rate & review on Apple Podcasts πŸš€ Rate & Share this Podcast from Spotify πŸ” Add this show to your collection on Pandora. πŸ’ͺ Support the Show with a one-time donation on PayPal 🌐 RESOURCES MENTIONED: Suicide Prevention Helpline: Call 988 for 24/7 support Text GO to 741741 to reach a trained crisis counselor Call 211 or visit www.211.org for help finding public services in your area 🎀 Podcast Like a Pro! Riverside.FM Promo Code JAZZYCAST for 15% off Remote Recording Visit JazzCastPros.com for help launching, branding, or editing your podcast. #Mindfullness #HolidayStress #MentalHealth #MotivationMonday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:47

Sugar High: The Link Between Food and Mental Well-Being with Chef Alexa

11/26/2023
Chef Alexa Joan joins host Kelly Marie for a conversation on feeding the brain and the dangers of using sugar to cope with mental stress. Are your food choices affecting your mental health? Consider the impact of inflammation on our bodies and the importance of mindful food choices. What happens when we ignore the signs our bodies are giving us? Find out in this episode of Healthy Illness, where the consequences of overlooking pain may be more than you bargained for. In this episode, you will be able to: Improve your mental well-being by reducing inflammation through mindful food choices. Enhance your overall health by understanding the impact of inflammation and making informed food decisions. Discover how sugar can affect joint health and learn strategies for making healthier sweet choices. Prioritize your mental well-being by choosing whole, nutritious foods that nourish your body and mind. Uncover the powerful role that diet plays in promoting mental health and well-being. Meet Chef Alexa, a culinary mastermind with a passion for creating delicious dishes that prioritize mental well-being. With a background in hospitality management and extensive culinary training, Chef Alexa has honed her skills and developed a unique approach to cooking. Her philosophy revolves around using minimally processed whole foods to create nourishing meals that not only satisfy the taste buds but also promote optimal mental health. Drawing inspiration from her time studying abroad in Switzerland and Italy, Chef Alexa has learned the art of crafting meals that are both flavorful and beneficial for the mind. With her expertise, she aims to empower individuals to make mindful food choices that reduce inflammation and improve overall mental well-being. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey with Chef Alexa as she shares her knowledge and passion for mindful cooking on the podcast. The key moments in this episode are: 00:00:00 - Foods to Avoid for Mental Health 00:01:54 - Chef Alexa's Culinary Journey 00:06:27 - The Impact of Food on Inflammation 00:09:46 - The Effects of Sugar on the Brain 00:14:56 - Paying Attention to the Body 00:14:56 - Cliffhanger Ending 00:14:56 - Thanking Chef Alexa 00:14:56 - Invitation to Return 00:14:56 - Conclusion Support the show http://paypal.me/thefrontseatlife Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:15

Sugar Crash: The Sneaky Culprit behind Mental Health Woes - Chef Alexa

11/26/2023
Discover the shocking truth about sugar's impact on your mental health as Chef Alexa takes you on a mouth-watering journey to challenge your taste buds, ignite a mindful revolution, and redefine your relationship with food. Ever heard of the term "Leaky Gut"? Chef Alexa and Kelly Marie dive deep on how salt and sugar leads to inflammation in the body and mental fog in the brain. We take in sugar and sodium in ways that we don't even realize, including drinks and sauces. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover the impact of sugar on your mental well-being and how to make better choices for a healthier mind. Uncover the role of sugar in inflammation and learn how reducing your intake can support your overall mental and physical health. Find out the hidden sources of sugar in everyday foods and gain the knowledge to make smarter, sugar-conscious decisions. Learn the recommended daily sugar intake and gain the tools to manage your sugar consumption for improved mental wellness. Shift your mindset towards healthier food choices and unlock the potential for a more balanced and nourishing lifestyle. My special guest is Chef Alexa Chef Alexa is a renowned culinary expert with a passion for creating delicious and nutritious meals. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Alexa has honed her skills and knowledge in the realm of healthy cooking. She firmly believes in the power of food to positively impact mental well-being and has dedicated her career to helping individuals make mindful and conscious choices about their diet. Alexa's expertise lies in educating others about the effects of sugar on the body and mind, as well as providing practical tips and strategies for reducing sugar intake. Her warm and approachable demeanor makes her the perfect guest to guide us on our journey towards healthier food choices and improved mental health. So, let's dive into the conversation with Chef Alexa and gain valuable insights on how to make a mindset shift towards a healthier lifestyle. The key moments in this episode are: 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:01:47 - Sugar and Inflammation 00:04:22 - Sugar in Unexpected Places 00:05:54 - Sugar's Impact on Mental Health 00:07:07 - Cutting Back Sugar Support the show http://paypal.me/thefrontseatlife Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:35

Winter Glow-Up: Seasonal Blues and Holiday Healing

11/25/2023
Ep. 89 Ever been told to "snap out of it" when dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? The struggle is real, and host Kelly Marie understands. In this episode, she breaks down the barriers surrounding SAD, offering hope and effective coping strategies for those trapped in the cycle of low mood, fatigue, and dwindling motivation. If you're seeking relief and support, you're not alone, and there is a way out. 🌟 Kelly Marie shines a light on the dark reality of SAD, guiding you towards improved mental well-being. Discover hidden signs, explore symptoms, and find comfort in coping strategies for grief during the holidays. Learn about the benefits of seeking professional help and prioritize your mental health journey with practical self-care practices. πŸ” Key Moments in this Episode: 00:00:01 - Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder 00:03:17 - Winter Depression and Treatment Options 00:05:09 - Dealing with Grief and Loss During the Holidays 00:08:45 - Seeking Help and Support πŸŽ™οΈ Hosted by Coach Kelly Marie, founder of Front Seat Life LLC πŸ“² Connect with us: IG @thefrontseatlife, FB @thefrontseatlife, Email FrontSeatLife@gmail.com 🎧 Produced & edited by Jazzy T - IG @Jazzytonair πŸ”— Click Here to rate & review on Apple Podcasts πŸš€ Rate & Share this Podcast from Spotify πŸ” Add this show to your collection on Pandora. πŸ’ͺ Support the Show with a one-time donation on PayPal 🌐 RESOURCES MENTIONED: Suicide Prevention Helpline: Call 988 for 24/7 support Text GO to 741741 to reach a trained crisis counselor Call 211 or visit www.211.org for help finding public services in your area 🎀 Podcast Like a Pro! Riverside.FM Promo Code JAZZYCAST for 15% off Remote Recording Visit JazzCastPros.com for help launching, branding, or editing your podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:17

Adapting a Radical Self-Care Practice: Part 2 with Erie County Commissioner Marie Cannon

11/13/2023
Ep. 88 Discover how a busy wife, mother, daughter, friend, mentor and auntie can adapt to a radical self-care mindset. My guest Marie Cannon has many roles in her life. Currently, she's the commissioner of the department of social services for Erie County. Having lost several friends in her age group to various health conditions, Marie decided to dedicate herself to her own health. Adopting a mind, body & soul approach, she shares with us her self-care routine, her journey to embracing the power of the word β€œno” and provides insight into how others react to boundary setting. Steps to making yourself a priority: Decide you are worth saving Decide if you are going to do something about it Do it Determined to β€œlive the best life I can”, Marie Cannon and her besties use the guide β€œSelf-Care for Black Women: 150 Ways to Radically Accept & Prioritize Your Mind, Body, & Soul (Self Care for Black Women Series)” by Oludara Adeeyo. They check in with each other on a regular basis and talk about their implementation strategies and obstacles. Now, with The Self-Care for Black Women you’ll find more than 150 exercises that will help you radically choose to put yourself first. Whether you need a quick pick-me-up in the middle of the day, you’re working through feelings of burnout, or you need to process a microaggression, this book has everything you need to feel more at peace. Here’s the article Kelly Marie mentions about Black women and the roles they represent in the workplace as the arbiter of change as well as the fall guy when things get tough: Black Women in the Workplace: We Cannot Be Your Shield and Your Target https://www.popsugar.com/money/black-women-are-both-shield-target-in-workplaces-48040340 Credits Hosted by Coach Kelly Marie, founder of Front Seat Life LLC IG @thefrontseatlife FB @thefrontseatlife Email FrontSeatLife@gmail.com Produced & edited by Jazzy T IG @Jazzytonair RESOURCES Suicide Prevention Helpline has someone for you to talk to 24/7 call 988 Text GO to 741741 to reach a trained crisis counselor Call 211 or visit www.211.org for help finding public services in your area Podcast Like a Pro! Riverside.FM Promo Code JAZZYCAST for 15% off Remote Recording JazzCastPros.com for help launching, branding or editing your podcast. Click Here to rate & review on Apple Podcast Rate & Share this Podcast from Spotify Add this show to your collection on Pandora. Support the Show with a one-time donation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:04

Prioritizing Radical Self-Care for Black Women in Leadership with Marie Cannon

10/30/2023
Ep. 87 Explore how Marie Cannon, a dynamic Black professional woman excelling in a male-dominated industry, balances her multifaceted life while championing radical self-care. As the Commissioner of the Department of Social Services for Erie County, Marie's journey towards prioritizing her health amid the loss of friends to various health conditions is an inspiring testament to self-care. Embracing a holistic approach encompassing mind, body, and soul, Marie unveils her self-care routine and her empowering voyage towards embracing the liberating magic of the word "no." Gain valuable insights into setting boundaries and how others respond to your self-care choices. For Black professional women like you seeking to make themselves a top priority, Marie shares a transformative three-step process: Recognize your worth and that you are deserving of self-care. Make a commitment to take action to improve your well-being. Execute your self-care plan with determination. Join Marie Cannon and host Kelly Marie on their self-care journey, using the guide "Self-Care for Black Women: 150 Ways to Radically Accept & Prioritize Your Mind, Body, & Soul (Self Care for Black Women Series)" by Oludara Adeeyo. Discover how they support one another, discussing implementation strategies and overcoming obstacles. "The Self-Care for Black Women" offers over 150 exercises, ensuring that you can boldly choose to put yourself first. Whether you require a quick energy boost during the day, are navigating burnout, or need to process microaggressions, this book equips you with the tools to find inner peace. In this episode, Kelly Marie references an insightful article that delves into the pivotal roles Black women assume in the workplace, both as catalysts for change and as targets when challenges arise: "Black Women in the Workplace: We Cannot Be Your Shield and Your Target" Listen to the new podcast "The Doze" - the short + sweet of what you need to know about sleep. CREDITS Hosted by Coach Kelly Marie, founder of Front Seat Life LLC IG @thefrontseatlife FB @thefrontseatlife Email FrontSeatLife@gmail.com Produced & edited by Jazzy T IG @Jazzytonair RESOURCES Suicide Prevention Helpline has someone for you to talk to 24/7 call 988 Text GO to 741741 to reach a trained crisis counselor Call 211 or visit www.211.org for help finding public services in your area Podcast Like a Pro! Riverside.FM Promo Code JAZZYCAST for 15% off Remote Recording JazzCastPros.com for help launching, branding or editing your podcast. Click Here to rate & review on Apple Podcast Rate & Share this Podcast from Spotify Add this show to your collection on Pandora. Support the Show with a one-time donation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:38

How to Heal Communities of Color with Dr. Primm

10/26/2023
Ep. 53 Nearly two months after the May 14th terrorist attack, the Eastside of Buffalo is beginning the process of healing from the disaster that killed 10 and traumatized hundreds of Black people in Western New York. In this episode you will hear from an expert in community healing and cultural humility on how to offer support to your community. In honor of Minority Mental Health Awareness month, Coach Kelly Marie is joined by Annelle B. Primm, M.D., MPH, a Baltimore-based community psychiatrist who serves as Senior Medical Director of the Steve Fund, an organization focused on the mental health of young people of color. Dr. Primm is also co-founder, chair and convener of All Healers Mental Health Alliance (AHMHA), a culturally grounded team responding to the mental health needs of Black and other marginalized communities affected by disasters, both natural and human-caused. Mental Health Resources Call 211 or visit www.211.org for help finding public services in your area Suicide Prevention Helpline has someone for you to talk to 24/7 call (800) - 273 8255 Text GO to 741741 to reach a trained crisis counselor Questions for the Host: Email FrontSeatLife@gmail.com Click Here to rate & review on Apple Podcast Follow or Share this Podcast from Spotify Add this show to your collection on Pandora. Support the Show with a one-time donation Hosted by Coach Kelly Marie, founder of Front Seat Life LLC IG @thefrontseatlife FB @thefrontseatlife Produced by JazzCast Pros Podcast Production Network www.JazzCastPros.com IG @Jazzytonair FB @JazzCastPros #conference #caregiver #MentalHealthMonday #healing #mentalhealth #physicalhealth #BetheLight #FrontSeatLife #JazzCastPros MORE ABOUT DR. PRIMM Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, AHMHA has spawned leadership and collaborative action to promote thriving following disasters such as Superstorm Sandy, the Flint Water Crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Buffalo shooting at Tops supermarket in May 2022. Dr. Primm was formerly Director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Community Psychiatry Program. She also served on the executive leadership team of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) as Deputy Medical Director and Director of its Office of Minority and National Affairs, now known as the Division of Diversity and Health Equity. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, medical degree from Howard University, and psychiatric residency training and master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins. Dr. Primm has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and is co-editor of the books, Disparities in Psychiatric Care and Women in Psychiatry: Personal Perspectives. Dr. Primm actively provides psychiatric services in Baltimore, Maryland for Hope Health Systems, Inc. and serves on the board of the Black Mental Health Alliance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:25

How Does Psychotherapy Work from a Faith Perspective? Rev Dr. Willard Ashley

10/26/2023
Episode 54 When a community experiences a crisis such as a mass shooting, hurricane or terrorism, well-intentioned β€œoutsiders” often come in and try to help. But as our guest Rev. Dr. Willard Ashley, Sr. points out, it’s important to learn the language and understand the culture of the impacted community before attempting to meet its specific needs. In this episode, you’ll learn how psychotherapy can help a faith-based community heal from trauma. ABOUT THE GUEST The Reverend Dr. Willard Ashley, Sr. is a New Jersey and nationally certified psychoanalyst, certified group psychotherapist, and clinical fellow in the Association of Marriage & Family Therapists. He is a trustee of Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School and retired. Professor of Pastoral Theology at New Brunswick Theological Seminary (NBTS). Dr. Ashley did ground-breaking work helping clergy recognize and address their own emotional trauma and distress as first responders after 9/11. His interfaith program ' Care for the Caregivers' has become a model, and Will an expert, in how to shape religious communities' role in disaster relief around the world. Psychotherapy looks deep inside of your emotions, your psyche and your spirituality. Cognitive behavior therapy and psychoanalysis can help you find resistances that cause the inner conflict that pushes you to behave in a manner that contradicts your true values. Twitter @WWCA LinkedIn: Willard Ashley https://www.yourpsychoanalyst.comhttps://therapyforblackmen.org/therapists/willard-ashley-sr/https://www.abundantjoyministries.com https://about.me/WWCA Questions for the Host: Email FrontSeatLife@gmail.com Mental Health Resources Call 211 or visit www.211.org for help finding public services in your area Suicide Prevention Helpline has someone for you to talk to 24/7 call (800) - 273 8255 Text GO to 741741 to reach a trained crisis counselor #conference #caregiver #MentalHealthMonday #healing #mentalhealth #physicalhealth #BetheLight #FrontSeatLife #JazzCastPros #therapyforblackmen #psychotherapy #faithbased Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:32

10 Self-Advocacy Steps for Health and Recovery

10/26/2023
Ep. 77 Advocating for yourself is an important step in taking control of your well-being. It’s one of the tools in the self-care toolbox you can use. In this episode, Kelly Marie gives you her top 10 self-advocacy steps and discusses the ways she used many of them to help her manage her mobility issues, spinal surgery and recovery. Remember, advocating for your health is an ongoing process. Stay proactive, stay informed, and stay engaged in your own journey. Educate Yourself: Learn about your medical condition or concern. Understand the symptoms, treatments, and potential alternatives. Research reputable sources, consult medical professionals, and join support groups or online communities to gather information and insights. Clearly Communicate: When discussing your health with healthcare providers, be clear and concise about your symptoms, concerns, and questions. Describe your symptoms in detail, provide a comprehensive medical history, and express any worries or doubts you may have. Ask Questions: Don't hesitate to ask questions about your health condition, treatment options, potential side effects, and recovery process. Seek clarification if something is unclear. Asking questions helps you gain a better understanding of your situation and empowers you to make informed decisions. *Pro tip: Use your phone’s notetaking feature to jot down questions. You’ll always have them with you when you see your health professional. Build a Supportive Healthcare Team: Choose healthcare providers who listen to your concerns and respect your input. A supportive team includes doctors, nurses, specialists, and other professionals who collaborate with you to make decisions about your health. If you feel unheard or dismissed, consider seeking a second opinion. Keep Records: Maintain organized records of your medical history, including test results, diagnoses, treatments, and medications. This documentation will help you track your progress, communicate effectively with healthcare providers, and have a comprehensive overview of your health. *Pro tip: see #3 Be Proactive: Take an active role in your healthcare. Stay informed about new research, treatments, or alternative therapies related to your condition. Advocate for preventative measures and screenings. Seek Second Opinions: If you receive a significant diagnosis or face a complex medical decision, don't hesitate to seek a second opinion. Another perspective can provide valuable insights and confirm the best course of action. Engage in Shared Decision-Making: Collaborate with your healthcare team in making decisions about your health. Share your preferences, values, and concerns, and work together to develop a treatment plan that aligns with your goals and lifestyle. Understand Your Rights: Familiarize yourself with your rights as a patient. Research laws and regulations related to healthcare, privacy, and informed consent. Knowing your rights will help you advocate for yourself effectively. Utilize Support Networks: Connect with advocacy groups, patient organizations, and support networks related to your health condition. These groups can provide valuable resources, information, and emotional support during your healthcare journey. Suicide Prevention Helpline has someone for you to talk to 24/7 call 988 Text GO to 741741 to reach a trained crisis counselor Call 211 or visit www.211.org for help finding public services in your area Podcast Like a Pro! Riverside.FM Promo Code JAZZYCAST for 15% off Remote Recording JazzCastPros.com for help launching, branding or editing your podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:20:59