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You, Me, Empathy

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You, Me, Empathy is the official podcast of The Feely Human Collective. Join the community at FeelyHuman.co/membership. On this show, we explore the struggles, the triumphs, the brights and the darks we face as humans trying to be human on this wondrous and overwhelming pale blue dot. You, Me, Empathy was created so that we can be witness to our collective humanity through the lens of empathy, vulnerability, and emotional curiosity. We aim to destigmatize mental health, lead fiercely with our hearts, feel our feelings without shame and judgment, and share our courageous stories so that others may feel less alone and more connected as feely humans. You, Me, Empathy is a brave place designed to inspire the beauty in each of us, because each of us, in all of our kaleidoscopic parts, makes up a magical whole that deserves to be seen. Created and hosted by Nōn Wels (he/him), feely human, writer, and doggo lover. The You, Me, Empathy podcast is for informational and/or entertainment purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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You, Me, Empathy is the official podcast of The Feely Human Collective. Join the community at FeelyHuman.co/membership. On this show, we explore the struggles, the triumphs, the brights and the darks we face as humans trying to be human on this wondrous and overwhelming pale blue dot. You, Me, Empathy was created so that we can be witness to our collective humanity through the lens of empathy, vulnerability, and emotional curiosity. We aim to destigmatize mental health, lead fiercely with our hearts, feel our feelings without shame and judgment, and share our courageous stories so that others may feel less alone and more connected as feely humans. You, Me, Empathy is a brave place designed to inspire the beauty in each of us, because each of us, in all of our kaleidoscopic parts, makes up a magical whole that deserves to be seen. Created and hosted by Nōn Wels (he/him), feely human, writer, and doggo lover. The You, Me, Empathy podcast is for informational and/or entertainment purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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English


Episodes
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Introducing: We Can't Do It Alone

5/20/2024
A little update from Nōn, and a new podcast called We Can't Do It Alone coming July 12!

Duration:00:09:15

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262: Resilience, Ambition, and Acceptance with Emi Nietfeld

7/17/2023
On episode 262 of You, Me, Empathy, Emi Nietfeld and I explore society’s obsession with resilience, what happened when Emi edited mental illness out of her college applications, the attachments we have to achievement and ambition, and Emi’s wonderful memoir, Acceptance. Join the Feely Human membership community: feelyhuman.co/membership

Duration:01:22:04

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261: Dissociation Made Simple with Dr Jamie Marich

7/10/2023
On episode 261 of You, Me, Empathy, Dr. Jamie Marich (she/they) and I explore why safety is never guaranteed, being cool with Jesus but not cool with what the church has done to Jesus, “I don’t know” as one the most spiritual phrases in our vocabulary, and an in-depth look at Dissociative Identity Disorder and why it’s normal to dissociate. Read the full show notes. Join the Feely Human membership community: feelyhuman.co/membership

Duration:01:07:34

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260: What It Takes to Bring People Together with traci kato-kiriyama

7/3/2023
On episode 260 of You, Me, Empathy, traci kato-kiriyama (they/she) and I explore the empathy rooted in multidisciplinary art spaces, revitalizing and uplifting of Asian-American community and history, facing death every day and the opportunity within death moments, and what it takes to bring people together. Read the full show notes! Join the feely human membership community at feelyhuman.co/membership!

Duration:01:36:31

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259: The Hypervigilance of the Caretaker with Christina Lynn

6/26/2023
On episode 259 of You, Me, Empathy, Christina Lynn and I explore the type of self-care that looks like an abandonment of community, how to embrace your heart rather than your head, living open enough to be heartbroken, and the hypervigilance, anxiety, and burden of the caretaker. Read the full show notes. Join the Feely Human membership community at feelyhuman.co/membership!

Duration:01:03:43

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258: Life-Changing Friendships with Jake Crawford

6/19/2023
On episode 258 of You, Me, Empathy, Jake Crawford and I explore life-changing friendships, growing up as a gay kid in a conservative town, what we do when the people who are supposed to love us don’t accept us, and finding a voice on the stage. Read the full show notes here. Join the Feely Human membership community: feelyhuman.co/membership

Duration:01:17:27

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257: Living Porously with Jane Lui

6/12/2023
On episode 257 of You, Me, Empathy, Jane Lui (Surrija) and I explore the grief of having to go outside your family to find the affection and love you need, Jane’s magical experience being the opera voice for Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All At Once, why we’re bound to lose ourselves and find ourselves again and again, and the keys to living porously. Read the full show notes here. Join the membership community: feelyhuman.co/membership

Duration:01:25:33

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256: The Space Between Things with Brandi Stanley

6/5/2023
On episode 256 of You, Me, Empathy, Brandi Stanley and I explore the inclination to share the stuff that lights us up, why our aliveness can’t be at the expense of another person’s aliveness, cutting off parts of ourselves in order to belong (and feel safe), and the mysterious, magical, and paradoxical beauty that exists in the space between things. Join the Feely Human membership community at FeelyHuman.co/membership!

Duration:01:21:27

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256: The Space Between Things with Brandi Stanley

6/5/2023
On episode 256 of You, Me, Empathy, Brandi Stanley and I explore the inclination to share the stuff that lights us up, why our aliveness can’t be at the expense of another person’s aliveness, cutting off parts of ourselves in order to belong (and feel safe), and the mysterious, magical, and paradoxical beauty that exists in the space between things. Read the full show notes here. Join the Feely Human membership community at FeelyHuman.co/membership.

Duration:01:21:27

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255: A Compassionate Revolt with Traci Medeiros-Bagan

5/29/2023
On episode 255 of You, Me, Empathy, Traci Medeiros-Bagan (she/they) and I explore developing trust in our resiliency, examining our own proximity to power, how compartmentalization is its own privilege (and necessity), and sparking compassionate revolts in our hearts and in our communities. Read the full show notes here. Join the membership community: feelyhuman.co/membership

Duration:01:10:00

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254: Party Freud with Susie Boggess

5/22/2023
On episode 254 of You, Me, Empathy, Susie Boggess and I explore the early (and bumpy) days of sharing our mental health stories, knowing how to have conversations where we feel safe, and Party Freud, the card game for people who probably need therapy. Read the full show notes. Join the membership community: https://feelyhuman.co/membership

Duration:01:19:06

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253: Toxic Positivity and the Privilege of Being Disengaged with Lauren Denitzio

5/15/2023
On episode 253 of You, Me, Empathy, Lauren Denitzio (they/them) and I gab about shaking the Etch A Sketch of our lives, how Lauren sparks creativity and hope (and snark) in a world that sometimes feels like a hellscape, toxic positivity and the privilege of being disengaged from the stuff that might make us uncomfortable (e.g. politics, racism, our own privilege, bias, and emotions), and why Warm Blanket, the latest album from Lauren’s band, Worriers, is different from all the other records they’ve released. Read the full show notes at FeelyHuman.co. Join the Feely Human membership community at FeelyHuman.co/membership. Disclaimer: You, Me, Empathy is not a substitute for therapy, medical advice or diagnosis. Please seek help with a professional if you need it. You are worthy of the care and nourishment of that journey.

Duration:01:03:25

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252: Building an Ecosystem of People Who See You (for You) with Calvin Eaton

5/8/2023
On episode 252 of You, Me, Empathy, Calvin Eaton (540 W Main, Just Desserts!) and I explore the hardship of living with a disability in an ableist world, how white supremacy culture (individualism, patriarchy, capitalism, etc.) harms everyone, and building an ecosystem (aka community!) of people who see you and support you. Read the full show notes here. Join the Feely Human membership community: https://feelyhuman.co/membership And make sure to listen to the intro. I share an important announcement! Disclaimer: You, Me, Empathy is not a substitute for therapy, medical advice or diagnosis. Please seek help with a professional if you need it. You are worthy of the care and nourishment of that journey.

Duration:01:04:36

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251: You Could Make This Place Beautiful with Maggie Smith

4/24/2023
On episode 251 of You, Me, Empathy, Maggie Smith and I explore making checklists as a way to keep everything in control (and Maggie’s apt childhood nickname, “checky listy”), intellectualizing our feelings vs. feeling our feelings, why looking back at past versions of ourselves requires self-compassion and self-forgiveness, and Maggie’s stunningly and heart-achingly moving new memoir, You Could Make This Place Beautiful. Read the full show notes here. Join the Feely Human community at FeelyHuman.co/membership Disclaimer: You, Me, Empathy is not a substitute for therapy, medical advice or diagnosis. Please seek help with a professional if you need it. You are worthy of the care and nourishment of that journey.

Duration:01:07:28

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250: Building Empathy In a Tech-Obsessed World with Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips

4/17/2023
On episode 250 of You, Me, Empathy, Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips and I explore encouraging our kids to recognize emotions, protecting our hearts while practicing empathy, our embarrassing LiveJournal days, and Kaitlin’s wonderful book, The Future of Feeling: Building Empathy In a Tech-Obsessed World. Read the full show notes at FeelyHuman.co. Join our membership community at FeelyHuman.co/membership.

Duration:00:56:29

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249: Resilience That Works with Cathleen Clerkin

4/3/2023
On episode 249 of You, Me, Empathy, Cathleen Clerkin, PhD and I explore the myth of the heroic leader, the importance of perspective taking, being idealistic and realistic all at once, and Cathleen’s resilience research, my resilience skepticism, and her book, Resilience That Works. Read the the full podcast show notes here. Join the feely human membership at feelyhuman.co/membership. Disclaimer: You, Me, Empathy is not a substitute for therapy, medical advice or diagnosis. Please seek help with a professional if you need it. You are worthy of the care and nourishment of that journey.

Duration:01:05:53

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248: Diversity, Equity, and Muslim Inclusion with Rahimeh Ramezany

3/20/2023
On episode 248 of You, Me, Empathy, Rahimeh Ramezany (she/her) and I explore why we’re not going to kindness our way out of injustice, the dangers of being stuck in our desire to be right, and how Rahimeh is advocating for Muslim inclusion and equitable access, and incorporating considerations of religious identity into Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work. Read the full show notes, including where to connect with Rahimeh, at FeelyHuman.co. Join the Feely Human membership community at FeelyHuman.co/membership. Disclaimer: You, Me, Empathy is not a substitute for therapy, medical advice or diagnosis. Please seek help with a professional if you need it. You are worthy of the care and nourishment of that journey.

Duration:01:26:58

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247: Recognizing Our Humanity In the News with V Spehar

3/6/2023
On episode 247 of You, Me, Empathy, V Spehar (they/them) and I explore why asking for help is courageous, the importance of seeing beyond what people are saying, creating boundaries for the information we take in, and recognizing our humanity in the news. Read the full show notes at FeelyHuman.co. Join the feely human membership at feelyhuman.co/membership. Disclaimer: You, Me, Empathy is not a substitute for therapy, medical advice or diagnosis. Please seek help with a professional if you need it. You are worthy of the care and nourishment of that journey.

Duration:01:07:29

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246: The Vulnerability of Building a Community with Kim Johnson

2/20/2023
On episode 246 of You, Me, Empathy, Kim Johnson and I explore the yearning for connection with peers outside of work, the intersection of community and loneliness, how Kim is making community building more accessible with Geneva, and the vulnerability of building community. Join the feely human community: feelyhuman.co/membership Read the full show notes at FeelyHuman.co. Disclaimer: You, Me, Empathy is not a substitute for therapy, medical advice or diagnosis. Please seek help with a professional if you need it. You are worthy of the care and nourishment of that journey.

Duration:01:07:17

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245: Heartbreak, Love, and Toxic Masculinity with Timothy Goodman

2/6/2023
On episode 245 of You, Me, Empathy, Timothy Goodman (artist and author of I Always Think It’s Forever) and I explore heartbreak and the heightened romanticism of new relationships, the vulnerability of opening ourselves up to love, why "service” is Timothy’s word of 2023, and the isolating, dividing, and bypassing power of toxic masculinity. Check out the full show notes at FeelyHuman.co! Join the Feely Human Membership Community at FeelyHuman.co/membership! Disclaimer: You, Me, Empathy is not a substitute for therapy, medical advice or diagnosis. Please seek help with a professional if you need it. You are worthy of the care and nourishment of that journey.

Duration:01:18:10