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I am a mental health social worker, stand-up comedian, Navy veteran, and the host of the weekly show Mental Speak on the Fishbowl Radio Network. I have a mission to help us identify the sources of mental and emotional imbalance. We cannot avoid the hardships of the reality we live in, but we can learn to understand them, heal from them and pursue our best lives. The journey to wellness, I believe, is to first speak about our issues, examine our mind states, and then take focused action to create outcomes we desire. I play current and classic hit music to aid our journey. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mental-speak-show/support

I am a mental health social worker, stand-up comedian, Navy veteran, and the host of the weekly show Mental Speak on the Fishbowl Radio Network. I have a mission to help us identify the sources of mental and emotional imbalance. We cannot avoid the hardships of the reality we live in, but we can learn to understand them, heal from them and pursue our best lives. The journey to wellness, I believe, is to first speak about our issues, examine our mind states, and then take focused action to create outcomes we desire. I play current and classic hit music to aid our journey. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mental-speak-show/support
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United States

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I am a mental health social worker, stand-up comedian, Navy veteran, and the host of the weekly show Mental Speak on the Fishbowl Radio Network. I have a mission to help us identify the sources of mental and emotional imbalance. We cannot avoid the hardships of the reality we live in, but we can learn to understand them, heal from them and pursue our best lives. The journey to wellness, I believe, is to first speak about our issues, examine our mind states, and then take focused action to create outcomes we desire. I play current and classic hit music to aid our journey. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mental-speak-show/support

Language:

English

Contact:

817-381-0598


Episodes

Exploring Narcissism with Dr. Sam Vaknin

1/13/2019
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He unequivocally asserts that humans have become increasingly narcissistic, relative to technology and the determination of social engineers. Dr. Sam Vaknin, writer and pioneering world renown expert on the topic of narcissism, gives us insight to the progression of narcissism in the collective society; and warns us of its pitfalls if we do not change course. However, as is the mission of the show, he leaves us with information on his revolutionary, promising research and treatment of...

Duration:01:54:56

Comedy Icon and Legend Marsha Warfield

12/31/2018
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Comedian and actress Marsha Warfield was gracious to join us on the show to share her varied knowledge and wisdom of the social reality. She shared just a fraction of her life experience, journeying from her hometown of Southside Chicago to pursue an entertainment career in Los Angeles. As a member of the comedy cohort that included Richard Pryor, John Witherspoon, Paul Mooney, and Robin Williams to name a few, she is considered a comedy pioneer for the current comedy industry. I urge you...

Duration:01:56:13

Author Sophia Stewart with Urban Intellectuals

12/25/2018
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Author of "The Third Eye" and "Matrix 4 The Evolution: Cracking the Genetic Code," Sophia Stewart shared her story with us. She presented me with much literature to research prior to the broadcast, including court documents, and I have to say it is very compelling information that supports her claim of copyright infringement from the "Matrix" and "Terminator" franchises. Beyond the legal saga, Ms. Stewart is a very knowledgeable and interesting woman to interview. I hope to have her back in...

Duration:01:56:43

Advocacy for Cyntoia Brown with Comedy Legend Hope Flood

12/21/2018
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Actress, executive, entrepreneur, and Def Comedy Jam alum Hope Flood reached out to me concerning the case of Cyntoia Brown. The now 29 year-old woman incarcerated for a life sentence in Tennessee, for killing a man who had solicited her services as a sex-trafficking victim at the age of 16. DFW comedian and activist Sandra Balan sat in the studio to provide us with her insight and tireless energy to give voice to the voiceless. Join me in studio with topics covering public and private...

Duration:01:56:08

The Best of Mental Speak 2018 Season 1

12/9/2018
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In this episode I recap the first year of the Mental Speak show. I play some of the most popular episodes including the interviews of local Dallas-Ft. Worth comedians, Mike Veny, Hope Flood, Professor Griff of Public Enemy, and the public relations team for Bill Cosby. I look forward to the second year, where I plan to bring more topics, more great guests, all in pursuit of a more balanced us. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mental-speak-show/support https://anchor.fm

Duration:01:55:36

Navigating the Grief Process and Emotionally Dys'fun'tional America

12/9/2018
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The Emotion Whisperer, Jessica Moore joined me on the first show of the second season to help us learn about the purpose and function of our emotions, specifically as they relate to overcoming grief. My Urban Intellectuals colleague David Pierce joined me to discuss weekly topics that are emotionally triggering the American public- Kevin Hart's resignation of host duties for the Academy awards, and the social climate related to the #metoo movement. As we do on the Mental Speak Show, we hold...

Duration:01:57:52

American Post-Election Therapy Session

11/12/2018
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So you voted. The party you align with "won" or didn't "win", but what does that all mean anyway? I say that regardless of the outcomes, YOU still have work to do in your community. I don't tell you to vote or not to vote, but I tell you specifically why I do not, and ask you the listener to challenge me on it. David Pierce from Urban Intellectuals joins me in the discussion this week. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mental-speak-show/support https://anchor.fm

Duration:02:01:39

Mental Wellness for the Winter

11/4/2018
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We take our cars to the mechanic for winter preparation to ensure it survives until spring. With the time change, it is suggested that we check and change the batteries in our smoke detectors. In the same order of safety and wellness, it is the perfect time to do a wellness check for our minds, as the winter season approaches. Licensed Professional Counselor Scotty Gilmore, a favorite guest, sits in to discuss the natural downturn of the body as it aligns with the change of season, and share...

Duration:01:59:02

Professor Griff of Public Enemy with Brother Ben X and Urban Intellectuals

10/29/2018
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Professor Griff, otherwise known as the Minister of Information, for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legendary hip hop group, Public Enemy, graced the Fishbowl studios with his presence. Joining him, was up- and-coming elder, not only in the Nation of Islam, but around the world, Brother Ben X. Both of these dynamic speakers and teachers shed light on topics including the current political climate, steps to empowerment in the United States, providing the knowledge to make it happen. Also...

Duration:01:54:01

Bill Cosby's Public Relations Team Ebonee Watson and Andrew Wyatt

10/22/2018
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Ms. Ebonee Benson and Mr. Andrew Wyatt are the publicists for American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, and author Bill Cosby. They graciously allowed Mental Speak and Urban Intellectuals to provide a platform, in order to present unknown information concerning the historical timeline of events that led to his recent conviction of alleged sexual assault. They also provide us with an accurate update on his well-being and trial appeal. Mental Speak, Urban Intellectuals, and Bill Cosby's PR...

Duration:01:59:36

Helping Black Men Overcome Mental and Social Challenges

10/14/2018
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Author, speaker, drummer, and mental health advocate Mike Veny gave us a personal perspective of his journey with mental health issues from childhood into adulthood. He is now an accomplished entrepreneur as a result of finding his life's purpose through his mental illness. Michael Singleton, restaurateur, sat in the studio to discuss his plan to build a personal legacy using his gift of creating masterful food dishes, and giving back to the community through his efforts. He is currently...

Duration:01:56:34

Cultural Therapy with Author Joe Lurie

10/7/2018
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He says that instant communication is contributing to misunderstandings between cultures in workplaces, business, in medicine, religion, and education settings around the globe. Executive Director Emeritus of the University of California Berkeley's International House, cross-cultural trainer, award-winning author, speaker, and teacher Joe Lurie graciously shared his insight for improving intercultural communication and understanding. A cultural healer if you will, he has coached audiences at...

Duration:01:44:59

Lady Comedy Roundtable: Tackling the Headlines

9/29/2018
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This week we tackled the recent headlines regarding the comedy scene and society at large, including the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing, Louis CK's return to comedy, and the Bill Cosby conviction. Sitting in are local DFW comedians Magen King and Lauren Reilly. We had a Jim Dandy good time. Tune in for some laughs, and in-depth discussion beyond the typical social media debates on the headlines, as we have discussion to help balance self and society. Become a supporter of this podcast:...

Duration:01:59:21

Balancing Classroom Behavior

9/17/2018
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A most POWERFUL broadcast. Behavior Interventionist James Tucker and Specialist in Restorative Practice Stephanie Miller, LMSW sit in this week to offer parents, teachers, and children insight on how to help our children succeed in primary and secondary education. We look at issues such as history of education in the U.S., the pros and cons of current curriculum, and provide PRACTICAL steps to take on the part of those concerned with educating our future, the children. Become a supporter of...

Duration:01:54:25

Tackling the Headlines with Urban Intellectuals

9/8/2018
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September 7, 2018-This week I bring the conversation Urban Intellectual-style with my fellow administrators and publishers David Pierce and Joseph Madison. We discuss the latest headlines affecting the Black Community from an intellectual perspective in the pursuit of balanced thinking and actions. Urban Intellectuals is a media platform that provides news, history, cultural, educational, inspirational stories and information, specifically to empower members of the Black Community. There is...

Duration:01:49:48

Healing From Childhood Sexual Abuse

9/2/2018
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Comedian Rekita Kyles has been on a journey to heal from childhood sexual abuse. She joined me in the studio to share her story of survival and overcoming. I give some statistics for rate of prevalence, tips for prevention, signs of abuse, and provide resources for reporting. Weekly LIVE broadcast of the show. Fridays 5-7 pm Central on Fishbowl Radio Network- the #1 personality-driven network in the world! Tune in at FBRN.US on the Red Stream. Please visit the show page at...

Duration:01:45:01

Balancing Community and Police Relations Part I

9/2/2018
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In the first hour, Garry L. Young aka Young Strip, David Pierce-admin from Urban Intellectuals, co-host of the Queen Silvy Show and retired police officer Tim McGiffin joined me on the discussion of how to balance, and ultimately improve relations with the institution of law enforcement. We discuss the history of policing in the United States, and how it contributes to the manner of policing today. We brainstorm ideas of how members in the community can respond to officers, and Tim offered...

Duration:03:40:26

The Business of Funny Comedy Roundtable

9/2/2018
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Comedy show producers Will Cennamo of the Arlington Improv, Stand Up Round Up creator Marvin Michaels, and comedian Joe Fox lent their knowledge and experience of the business of comedy to the roundtable discussion. The gentlemen (or persons) offered up-and-coming and established comedians insight to navigating the industry. Topics included open mics and competitions, building relationships with club managers and peers, and concerns of female comics. A Milli Vanilli jam kicked the show off,...

Duration:01:41:46

Modern Global Slavery-Human Trafficking

9/2/2018
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I share the staggering statistics of the current state of slavery around the globe, which includes forced labor, sex trafficking, and debt bondage. Kim Robinson, CEO of New Friends New Life stopped by the studio to inform us of the sex trafficking industry in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region. Former law enforcement officer John Salerno and host of the MAD Radio Show called in to give us insight about this horrific business that continues to plague society. We provide resources...

Duration:01:45:01

LT's 40th Birthday and Farewell to Jamie Gravy

9/2/2018
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Comedians Jamie Gravy, Lauren Reilly, and Wayne Holmburg joined me in the studio to celebrate my 40th Solar Return, and to send Jamie off to New York as he embarks on the next level of his comedy career. We discuss our experiences in comedy, and specifically the DFW comedy scene. Lauren brought her hilarious intellect and beauty, and Wayne submitted his funny bits to win a $50 gift card. Then we ate Yellow Cake. It was a goofball of a good time. I drop some of the funky, top 100 Billboard...

Duration:01:47:12