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Podcast - Ep. 67 - Sustainable Life Satisfaction - Dr. Jennifer Guttman

One of the big things that so many of us seek in life is simply the desire to feel good, to feel happy. We want that feeling of being totally relaxed, not a care in the world...or the high of something exhilarating that gives you such a rush of being on top of the world. There's nothing wrong with those feelings, the problem is, it's just not something that typically happens every day. Everybody wants to feel good and not dwell on struggles in life. To wake up each day expecting something...


Podcast - Ep. 66 - 7 Steps to Move Forward in Healing from Trauma, with Svava Brooks

Even with all the knowledge in the world, all of the awareness, the training, the therapy, you aren't immune to finding yourself in a spot where you just can't seem to get to the next step. You know how you want to feel, but actually getting to a place where you can embrace and actually live that feeling, is something totally different. That's why when I came across a recent article that my good friend, coach, and incredible advocate, Svava Brooks, had written, I knew I wanted to bring...


Podcast - Ep. 65 - Mental Health Advocacy and living with Bipolar Disorder, with Kelly Aiello

Kelly Aiello joins me for a chat about these very topics; living with Bipolar Disorder, being a Mental Health advocate, and the importance of "telling it like it is" when it comes to living with mental illness. Kelly is a contributor for The Mighty as well as blogger, student, wife, artist and activist. She writes primarily about mental health issues and has currently returned to school to study neuropsychology. She has bipolar type I disorder and borderline personality disorder, and...


Podcast - Ep. 64 - Tools and Insight on living with PTSD, with author and survivor, Alexis Rose

If you're trying to conquer a traumatic past, and you live with PTSD and Dissociation, then you'll likely be able to relate to my guest on this episode of the podcast, Alexis Rose. Alexis Rose began her remarkable healing journey in 2009. Sparked by a family tragedy she began to piece together, for the first time, a personal history of abuse and trauma. Supported by her spirituality and writing, as well as family and friends, she has profoundly grown and changed over the years. While...


Podcast - Ep. 63 - Kristin Walker - CEO, Podcaster, Survivor - Using her Voice in Advocacy

Kristin Sunanta Walker is the CEO of the technology consulting firm, everythingEHR, and the founder of the Mental Health News Radio Network. She's also a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, and an advocate for survivors of childhood trauma. She has interviewed leaders in the behavioral health community such as CEO’s of technology companies, counselors, best-selling authors, and global experts in the field of Behavioral Health. Her show is downloaded in over 171 countries and continues its...


Podcast - Ep. 62 - Voice for the Silenced

My guests for this episode of Beyond Your past, are Dawn Compton and Amanda Schrader, two incredible women who are survivors themselves, and their story is sure to encourage you as listen to them share. Their passion for helping survivors of childhood sexual abuse and any type of trauma, is inspiring, and I'm honored to help them share their message and the work they are doing in their local community on behalf of child advocacy. Dawn and Amanda contacted me through the blog, and wanted...


Podcast - Ep. 61 - Overcome your traumatic past by rewriting your story, with Rukshana Triem

My guest on Ep. 60 of the Beyond Your Past Podcast, is Rukshana Triem, and she is certainly no stranger to trials and tribulations that come from a childhood full of trauma. Rukshana is former refugee from Mozambique who came to the United States in 1990s. She overcame childhood sexual abuse during her time in the refugee camp and is now an advocate for parents and child care providers to support them on their healing journey. She is also the C.E.O of her Women's Lifestyle coaching...


Podcast - Ep. 60 - Living with severe dissociation and DID, with guest Erin Fado

Dissociation, a topic that has fascinated me as much as it’s frustrated me ever since the first time I ever learned what in the world it even was. For all of the research I've done on this topic, it never ceases to amaze me how the brain takes over during trauma to remove us from being fully present in order to protect us. Of course, long after the trauma has ended, the effects can still linger on. I can remember sitting in a therapists office years ago, when I first came to terms with...


Podcast - Ep. 59 - How Self-Esteem is affected by Childhood Trauma - with Claire Cappetta

In this episode of the podcast, I'm honored to be joined by my friend and colleague, Claire Cappetta. Claire is a Coach, Author, and Speaker, specializing in areas such as helping you break free from the pain of abuse, overcoming guilt, gaining self-confidence, setting and maintaining healthy boundaries, and discovering the authentic you. Her books include, A broken Ring, a journey from abuse. Stalking Liberty, Are you safe? and her latest release, Rekindle Your Inner Sparkle: An...


Podcast - Ep. 58 - My experience with Guillain Barre Syndrome, When daily life, completely changed.

In this episode, I take on a topic that has never been discussed before here on the podcast. I'm not even sure there's been much said about it on podcasts at all, period. Today i'll be sharing with you an experience that has recently changed my life, one that took me from the status quo, going about my business to a complete pause. This recent health concern, and really scare if we're being honest here, took everything that I had been doing in life, and all of the plans that I'd been...


Podcast - Ep. 57 - Laura Corbeth - Psychological Abuse - My Courage to Tell

For my guest on this episode of the podcast, Laura shares some of her story about one woman’s struggle to overcome a childhood of abuse at the hands of her cruel, bullying brother. Laura is an author and survivor, currently living in Ontario, Canada with her husband of twenty-two years, her twenty-year old son and two rescued dogs. She is a successful entrepreneur, and passionate about her business and an avid animal lover. When I was first contacted by Laura about coming on the show, I...


Podcast - Ep. 56 - Why Anxiety Keeps You Stuck, and How to Overcome It

How many times have you said something like this to yourself, or heard someone else say: "I'm just an anxious person by nature, it's all I know", "I've always been anxious about everything in life, I can't ever just relax", or "I was born this way and that's all there is to it". Anxiety can take over your life, and can define how you see yourself if you let it. That's the key right there my friend, "if you let it". Anxiety only has the power that you allow it to have. The sooner we realize...


Podcast - Ep. 55 - Understanding the long term affects of bullying, with Alan Eisenberg CLC

When we think about bullying, the immediate effects include, but are not limited to, low self-esteem, lack of self-confidence, isolation, depression, loss of trust; but it's important to also realize that the effect that bullying has on our brain and our body, goes far beyond the short-term. I can remember back when I was in late elementary school, and all the way through the end of middle school, I suffered from all of those things in my life, and a few others. Not only was my self-esteem...


Podcast - Ep. 54 - You Keep Talking for Us - With Survivor and Advocate - Brian Cardoza

The "man card", the thing that supposedly defines what a man is, or should be in the eyes of his peers. It's been used in relation to everything from sports, to politics, to who's makes the best burgers. It's something that's been joked about since the beginning of time I suppose. "Dude, you just lost your man card"...."So when did your wife take your man card again?" I'm sure you've heard these and countless others before, and they can definitely be in good fun among friends. To that, did...


Podcast - Ep. 53 - Overcoming binge eating and using food as a coping mechanism - Davina Lytle

When you bring up the subject of food issues, and things like weight control and binge eating, it strikes a very personal chord for many people. It's a touchy subject, and one that often times comes with a great deal of self-shame. According to statistics, it's estimated that up to 30 million people in the US alone suffer with some type of eating disorder. * To say that you are not alone if you struggle with food in any way, is an understatement, but it's important to understand that for...


Podcast - Ep 52 - Self-Acceptance and Self-Love, with Dr Baker

On this podcast, I'm joined by friend and Psychologist, Dr. Baker. A Clinical Psychologist, based in California, Dr. Baker works with individuals, families, youth, veterans, and first responders in areas such as Anxiety and Panic, Family Issues, Self-Criticism, Trauma Recovery, PTSD and more. She is also the creator and host of the Go Friend Your Self Podcast. Dr. Baker graciously accepted my invitation to join the podcast, and what better topic to discuss, than self-acceptance and...


Mental Health Megacast - Ep. 7 - Halloween, Mental Health, and Self Care.

Welcome back everyone to Ep 7 of the Mental Health Megacast! A round table discussion from 3 guys who are advocates for mental health awareness. Your hosts for the Megacast are Wes from, Mike from, and myself. Each of us are podcasters and bloggers in support of not only Mental Health, but also addiction recovery, depression, self-harm, and trauma survivors. In this episode we are talking about Halloween! We cover topics such as: -Our thoughts on...


Podcast - Ep. 50 - Miranda Pacchiana - Coping with family as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse

I'm joined by Miranda Pacchiana, MSW. Miranda is here to share her story as a survivor of sexual abuse at the hands of her brother, while she was a child. In this episode we not only learn of her story of survival, but also Miranda shares insight into coping with a family who does not support your healing journey. You'll learn why family members react in the manner that Miranda's did and why this is unfortunately so common when you share the realization of a traumatic past. We'll also talk...


Podcast - Ep. 49 - Julie Coons - Author of This Does Not Leave This House

Today I'm joined by special guest and author, Julie Coons. Julie wrote the book, This does not leave this house. A story about growing up with an abusive mother, surviving sexual assault, and escaping an abusive relationship. Julie is here with me today to talk about her book and share some of her experiences as a survivor, in hopes of reaching as many as possible with her story, to help inspire hope and validate all who have endured similar struggles. We cover topics including: 1. Why she...


Podcast - Ep. 48 - Josh Rivedal, Suicide Prevention, Advocacy, The I'm Possible Project

In this episode I'm talking with Advocate, Speaker, and Author, Josh Rivedal. Josh joins me as we talk about his work in suicide prevention, and his unique approach to advocacy. He uses his experience and talent in theater to share his message of not only his only suicide attempt but also enduring the loss of his father to suicide. His powerful story, shared as only he can, gives you insight to not only his life, but the feelings of others who struggle. His one man play goes above and beyond...


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