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Feelin Weird

130 EpisodesProduced by Kye PlantWebsite

Gentle, intimate & heartfelt conversations about taboo and stigmatized subjects aimed to normalize the humyn experience and to create a feeling of "I'm not alone!"Hosted by artist/weirdo Kye Plant.

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126. Being with the Pain & Joy of Life

August 26th, 2022

1:34:46

Sone talks growth VS. fixed mindsets; hope & hopelessness;  karma; practicing LOVE & compassion; learning disabilities; & healing relationships.

we also talk:
being with ALL of the humyn experiences (grief …

125. Vaginismus & Healing PTSD

July 30th, 2022

1:33:37

Maja talks Vaginismus; mind-body connection; finding a safe therapist; trauma therapy; healing through relationship; & PTSD.

CW: brief mention of …

124. Endometriosis & Autism

July 26th, 2022

2:27:41

Karrigan shares her story with autism, sensory issues, letting go of shame, SPECIAL INTERESTS (Lady Gaga & Jurassic Park), chronic pain, Endometriosis & Adenomyosis, shitty doctors, AND getting a hysterectomy in …

Emotional Stewardship & Internal Community Belonging (Patreon Bonus ep 71)

May 17th, 2022

54:37

In which I sit beside the river and share ideas about decolonizing the inner landscape, slowing down & shifting the Emotional Climate-Change

123. Grief is Collective

May 6th, 2022

2:14:14

Kitty Sipple talks collective grief; multiplicity; the psychiatric industrial complex; synchronicities, magic & tarot; living in extreme states; …

122. Creating More Connected Community (w/ Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza)

April 6th, 2022

1:36:30

Dr. Robyn talks developing relationships with our bodies; sitting and BREATHING (coregulation) in nature; rejecting & reclaiming spirituality; …

WEIRDOCALLINSHOW EP2: Mr. Happy's Stealing Joy From The Cloud People! (bonus ep)

March 16th, 2022

1:31:52

The second episode of THE WEIRDO CALL-IN SHOW features inter-dimensional listener phone calls, listener-submitted songs AND guests like Producer Kye, …

121. Psychedelics, Spirituality + Taking in Love

March 1st, 2022

1:50:31

Natalia and I navigate shut down; taking in love; fear of people, spirits, & losing control; magic, mystery & awe; challenging trips; …

WEIRDOCALLINSHOW EP1: The Universe is Weirder Than We Thought! (bonus ep)

February 14th, 2022

52:19

The first episode of THE WEIRDO CALL-IN SHOW featuring 1 hour of inter-dimensional listener phone calls, listener-submitted songs AND guests like Producer Kye, Gaby, Blee-Bleep, and younger versions of me.  This one …

120.1 Do you need SUPPORT? I can HOLD SPACE (follow up)

January 29th, 2022

21:09

Do you need and/or want someone to listen to and hold space for you as you grieve/feel and reconnect with your body and emotions?  Are you tired of …

120. Making Peace with Death + Fabry Disease

January 19th, 2022

2:01:19

Dayle Hendrix's entire life changed when, at age 16, she received a terminal diagnosis (Fabry Disease).  She thought she'd be dead at 30, but she's surpassed that age and now she's making sense of her diagnosis and what …

119. BPD & CPTSD!

December 31st, 2021

2:29:34

Dresden von Saturnalia was raised by an emotionally inept military father & an absent mother (who died when Dresden was 18).  Dresden, until recently, struggled VERY hard with stability, friendships, safety, and …

Body-Scan Meditation + a Pep Talk for Challenging Times (Patreon Bonus ep 64)

December 23rd, 2021

43:35

A solo episode involving a body-scan meditation (to remember what it's like to have a body), a pep talk for anyone experiencing a challenging time …

118. Relapse into Self Harm

November 30th, 2021

1:24:34

CONTENT ADVISORY: death, suicide, violence, self harm.

John Penman returns (episode 76) to talk about his recent relapse into self harm (and how he's …

117. Compassion, Love + TRUE Support (w/ My GURU, Amber)

November 10th, 2021

2:37:55

Amber Nicole (episode 71) reached out to me at a time when I was at my absolute lowest (~5 years ago).  She sat with me as I tried to untangle years …

116. Autism + Neurodiversity

October 19th, 2021

2:28:34

Ella and I are autistic.  We talk about being HIGHLY sensitive, masking, autistic burnout, neurodivergent shame, and getting a diagnosis.

We also discuss:
the shortcomings of the western medical system;
turning off ALL …

115. Empathy, Jealousy & Believing in Self (w/ Non Wels)

October 9th, 2021

1:56:09

Non Wels (You, Me, Empathy; Feely Human) and I navigate BIG feelings, jealousy, psilocybin journeys, DIY healing and art, limiting beliefs, self-harm and the belief that "I deserve to be in pain."

We also discuss:

do you need/want SUPPORT? I can hold SPACE.

October 1st, 2021

24:27

Do you need and/or want someone to listen to and hold space for you as you grieve/feel and reconnect with your body and emotions?  Are you tired of …

114. PTSD & War

September 1st, 2021

1:43:18

At age 18, Greg Washington had the chance to enter the NFL draft and instead chose to serve his country (USA) and go to war.  A few years of combat later, his two best-friends were killed and he was forced home by the …

113. Gaslighting & Cyberbullying

August 6th, 2021

1:47:58

An anonymous guest was cyberbullied and gaslit by students in his college for an entire year, he shares how this DEEPLY impacted his sense of safety …

112. Psychedelics & Emotions (w/ James W. Jesso)

July 19th, 2021

1:39:04

James W. Jesso (Adventures Through The Mind) and I discuss the potential of psychedelics for DEEP-healing, the POWER of understanding emotions. and the MAGIC of words.

We also discuss:
transforming a "BAD TRIP" into a …

111. Making Meaningful Conflict (w/ Tuna Melt!)

July 7th, 2021

1:49:19

Conflict is inevitable. My partner, Tuna, joins me to destigmatize conflict within relationships (especially for people with deep attachment wounds and traumas)--to normalize "sometimes it feels really hard to be in …

110. Health Obsession & Depression!

June 29th, 2021

2:01:19

Alex Benbow Carter (artist, musician) and I talk ALL things ANXIETY, depression and CREATIVITY.

We also discuss:
panic attacks during class presentations;
SMALL talk;
opening up to strangers;
INSOMNIA;
challenging …

109. Unlocking Your MEAT Prison?

June 14th, 2021

2:06:43

Christina Jumper (Pickles and Vodka podcast) and I question REALITY, spirituality/Christianity, Brene Brown & celebrity WHILE also wondering "is riding a motorcycle meditation for people who need danger to feel …

108. Being Triggered in Conversation (& how to resolve it and find connection)

May 31st, 2021

2:14:23

Ruth/Haha and I explore a challenging conversation which results in me feeling triggered (listen as we gently resolve it, through non-violent …

Why I question the concept of "Mental Illness" (and the Western Medical Industry as a whole) (PATREON Bonus Ep 51)

May 23rd, 2021

52:30

In which I discuss WHY I believe that framing my neurodiverse brain and the way I experience the world as a DISORDER, a disability and/or a PROBLEM which NEEDS to BE FIXed is only ONE way to frame it (and is potentially …

107. BIG feelings & the CYCLE of TRAUMA

May 14th, 2021

2:29:28

Shayne Dyment returns (episodes 60, 72, 73) on his 2-years-out-of-prison anniversary!  Shayne spent 22 years (a life sentence) in prison for murder, he's finding his meaning and NEW ways to express himself emotionally …

On PAIN, LOVE + making amends (PATREON Bonus Ep 50)

May 11th, 2021

45:53

A BONUS audio journal in which I discuss my relationship with the GIANT beaming volcano of LOVE inside of me and how I've been taught to repress it …

106. Masc, Trans + big FEELINGS

April 20th, 2021

2:10:29

Two trans artist people talk about gender, masculinity, + processing and reacting to BIG feelings!  Jared was raised female, I was raised male; …

Struggles in Masculinity & Gender (PATREON Bonus Ep 49)

April 9th, 2021

1:29:58

A gentle and intimate trip down memory lane that DEEPLY connects me with toxic masculinity (and how that REALLY impacted and harmed me).  This is me …

Waking Up To Love and Feelings (ITASAOAMB?! Part 1) (PATREON Bonus Ep)

April 1st, 2021

57:12

Part 1 of "Is This A Spiritual Awakening (OR a mental breakdown)?!" (A short series during a period in my life where I am experiencing some kind of awakening/understanding of my self and the world I exist in (and aware …

105. Unlearning Toxic Masculinity (w/ Hillary L Mcbride)

March 24th, 2021

1:38:04

Hillary L McBride (Therapist, Writer, Podcaster) has a HEART-FELT conversation/connection with me about unlearning toxic masculinity (harm) and …

103. Masculinity, Privilege + Dads

January 19th, 2021

2:11:12

Blair joins me to discuss relationships with our dads, being raised male, repressed emotions, cool guys, toxic masculinity, what "success" means, …

Listening to Inner Wisdom (PATREON Bonus Ep 44)

January 5th, 2021

1:00:26

A Patreon BONUS episode (audio journal) in which I discuss SLOWING down (REST); tapping into inner wisdom; finding CALM, AUTHENTIC strength within; a perfect counselling experience; processing anger; and showing up as …

On Processing BIG Feelings + Judgements (PATREON Bonus Ep 40)

December 11th, 2020

49:01

An audio journal in which I discuss how I process big feelings as a result of being triggered by what someone else says/does AND how I see how my …

102. Big Feelings & Autism!

November 29th, 2020

1:56:51

Nic (Pynk Spots, Bitchy Shit Show, etc) talks repressing emotions, anger, disability, getting diagnosed with autism as an adult and SO MUCH more!

101. Autism

November 19th, 2020

1:45:46

Tobias didn't receive his autism diagnosis until he was in his 20s!  In this episode, he explains disability, stimming, masking, ableism, and his …

100. Understanding Emotions (w/ Hilary Jacobs Hendel)

November 4th, 2020

1:07:56

Hilary Jacobs Hendel (author of "It's Not Always Depression"; psychotherapist) explains AEDP, how emotions & trauma function, and how shame, depression and anxiety act as adaptive states.

We also discuss:

99. Blackness & Mental Health

October 20th, 2020

1:55:22

(CW: brief talk of suicide & self harm)

Alexis explains how white supremacy and racism has drastically impacted her mental health as a black womyn.  She talks growing up in white spaces; needing to work X times …

98. Anxiety + Chasing the Present (w/ James Sebastiano Jr.)

September 29th, 2020

1:07:03

James Sebastiano Jr. talks anxiety, depression, and his pursuit to understand his mental health, all of which are topics of his recent film, Chasing The Present (available Sept 29, 2020).

We also discuss:
panic attacks; …

97. AEDP (w/ Penny Fenske)

September 15th, 2020

1:30:14

Penny Fenske (AEDP practitioner, clinical counselor) explains what Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy IS and how it affects people.  Penny is one of the warmest, kindest, strongest people I know and I feel …

96. Social Justice, Allyship + Reparenting Your Inner-Child

September 1st, 2020

2:57:49

PEPAḴIYE Ashley Cooper returns (episode 18) to continue the discussion about race, racism and stepping into fear.  She tells of her experience as an …

95. Race, Racism + Fear of Failure (Part 2)

August 20th, 2020

2:06:50

Chayenne (Episode 94) returns to continue the conversation about privilege, identity and belonging.

We also discuss:
SHAME, white men; "all lives matter"; understanding my gender; feeling invalidated by parents; "I …

94. Race, Racism + Fear of Failure (Part 1)

August 10th, 2020

3:01:02

This is a conversation about fear, connection, and the POWER of gentle kindness!  Chayenne and I enter into a topic that I feel SCARED of: RACE AND RACISM. Chayenne called me IN to this discussion (I wanted to avoid it …

93. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

July 30th, 2020

1:41:25

Nicole explains the feeling of wearing an emotional sunburn for 3 weeks of every month--like being in a tunnel: impossible to see the future, …

92. Bipolar Psych Nurse Returns

June 29th, 2020

1:21:19

My guest from episode 37 returns to explain her last two psychotic episodes and her visits to (and stays in) psychiatric emergency ("the psych ward"), where she received 8 treatments of ECT.

We also discuss grief, …

91. The Good in People (w/ Luke Ramsey)

May 31st, 2020

1:30:48

Artist Luke Ramsey joins me to discuss creativity and the challenges of everyday life. 

We discuss the importance of adults/teachers in the creative …

90. Self-Harm

April 1st, 2020

1:17:30

My guest grew up as a happy child but when she turned 8, her "happiness faded".  She felt perpetually scared of angering her father and her mother was dealing with depression.   Eventually my guest turned to self-harm …

89. Fear of Happiness

January 12th, 2020

1:21:55

My guest and I discuss addiction, challenging families, how to NOT pass on trauma to your kids, feeling okay with doing nothing, needing creativity, FOMO, the quest for power and fame and SO much more.  

CW: brief talk …

88. Reparenting, BPD + Boundaries

December 3rd, 2019

1:29:00

Tessa (@citywitch) talks about the COMPLEX relationship with their mother, their B.P.D. + Bipolar diagnoses, learning what their needs are, fantasy …

BPD + HEALING (w/ My Partner) (PATREON Bonus Ep 25)

November 18th, 2019

1:05:42

My partner and I discuss my Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis and how I've found space to heal and grow.

This is a PATREON Bonus Episode!  Go to www.patreon.com/feelinweird to listen to every bonus episode & …

87. Compassion + Rage (w/ RAIN DOVE)

November 3rd, 2019

1:00:57

Rain Dove talks about the complex relationship between compassion and rage: how they deal with a stranger's anger being directed at them. 

We also discuss:
activism; gender; trusting others; trauma; 'righteous rage'; …

86. Purity Culture

October 7th, 2019

1:17:02

Magnolia McKay talks about being raised Christian (where abstinence-based sexuality was the norm) + the pain and confusion that surrounded that …

85. Disordered Eating + Trauma

August 27th, 2019

1:22:50

Carey Niekrash spent YEARS binge-eating + restricting + over-exercising + dieting + hating herself and her body.  Holy shit, she's come a long way! …

84. MCAS (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome)

July 22nd, 2019

1:05:52

An Anonymous guest talks about growing up in psych-hospitals and foster homes, coming from an abusive and violent home, and Mast Cell Activation …

83. Losing a Sibling to Suicide

June 14th, 2019

1:06:02

Rhandi's brother was diagnosed as a sociopath at a young age--he tortured animals and had violent anger outbursts (like his dad, yet more dangerous). …

81. Scary Parents: Dealing With Unsupportive Family (Non Wels Pt 1)

May 19th, 2019

1:00:31

Non Wels talks about being a hyper-sensitive, weirdo-artist humyn and what it was like to grow up with an angry, scary dad!  We talk about asserting …

80. Childhood Emotional Neglect + BPD

May 4th, 2019

1:12:05

Kelsey talks emotionally neglectful parents; BPD; DBT; HEAVY emotions; HSP; dissociation; and coping mechanisms!

Kelsey grew up feeling like her …

79. Intergenerational Trauma

April 8th, 2019

1:18:47

Carl M. tells the story of his father's chaotic and traumatic life (and how that affected Carl).  Carl's grandfather abandoned the family and Carl's grandmother was mentally unstable and thus, Carl's father spent most …

78. Sexual Assault + Pure O

March 17th, 2019

1:39:49

An Anonymous guest tells the story of how his childhood sexual abuse is tightly wound into his inability to "feel" heavy emotions (eg. when his best-friend died) and how later that manifested in what he now refers to as …

77. Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs)

March 11th, 2019

51:03

Aneela Kumar struggled with hair pulling (trichotillomania) since a young age (because of an underlying anxiety).  It wasn't until she was standing …

76. BPD + Father Trauma

February 18th, 2019

1:27:30

John Penman talks: abusive cop father (trauma); bisexual shame; PTSD; BPD; self-harm; intuition; transforming pain into love; & more!

He grew up with a father who was traumatized by his experience as a cop in …

75. Spiritual Abuse

February 10th, 2019

1:58:21

Josh talks: being raised in a culture of fear and judgement; compassion; speaking in tongues; shame; self-hatred; & reclaiming spirituality!

Josh …

74. Lyme Disease + Bipolar + CPTSD

January 20th, 2019

1:31:44

Raul is disabled, queer and radical; they have Lyme Disease & Bipolar; we talk dissociation, CPTSD, Meds, support systems, being young and …

72. Highly Sensitive People + Life After Prison (Pt 1)

December 31st, 2018

1:08:52

Shayne returns to talk about life outside of prison: being sensitive, freedom, optimism, trauma, suffering, enlightenment + MORE

Shayne Dyment returns (from ep 60) to talk about life as a free person!  He was recently …

71. Angry Dads & Radical Healing

December 24th, 2018

1:17:07

Amber talks abusive/neglectful parents; radical healing; hyper-sensitivity; compassion & empathy; & finding out her abusive dad was …

70. Bulimia + Depression

December 9th, 2018

1:36:00

Joey talks surviving a SEVERE eating disorder; outpatient recovery; binge + purge; sexual assault (CW); & the harm of "clean eating".

Joey …

69. Drug-Induced Depersonalization (w/ my friend/ex)

December 2nd, 2018

46:34

My high-school partner & I chat agoraphobia; coming out; being FLAKEY; benzo addiction; fatphobia & our past relationship!

Two teenagers with …

67. She Was Raised in a Christian Cult (Pt 1)

November 12th, 2018

1:35:21

We talk religious brainwashing; cocaine addiction; becoming a Christian missionary across the world; being a mom; sexual assault (CW); conversion …

66. Pure O + Sexual Orientation OCD

October 29th, 2018

1:10:17

Nathalie Maragoni (associate family & marriage therapist) was diagnosed at age 11 with OCD, but presented her first symptoms at age 4.  She explains how ERP (exposure response prevention) saved her from her own …

64. Anorexia & Addiction (Pt 1)

October 3rd, 2018

1:30:20

We talk: being a highly sensitive person (HSP) & an empath; being a "good" kid; bible college; perfectionism; organized religion; & feeling …

63. Borderline Personality Disorder

September 23rd, 2018

1:41:05

Tilly tells her story of surviving (and thriving) with a B.P.D. (borderline personality disorder) diagnosis!  

Tilly Baker (diagnosed with B.P.D.) is …

62. The POWER of Vulnerability!

September 17th, 2018

1:35:01

Tanille Geib, multi-disciplinary artist/educator, talks with me about the power of vulnerability!

We also talk about:
aging,
rejecting beauty …

60. BPD + Life in Prison

August 28th, 2018

2:21:11

CW: sexual assault, violence, murder, and suicide.

Shayne Dyment has spent 22 of his 47 years in prison.  In the last few years, he has been …

59. Being a Witch!

August 12th, 2018

1:52:18

Corinna talks being an empath, intuit & witch; bipolar; TAROT; plant medicines; addiction & sobriety; AND she gives me a tarot reading!

CW: …

58. OCD + Depression

July 27th, 2018

1:20:53

Kolina talks anxiety, depression & OCD; getting diagnosed in her 20s; compulsive behavior; being vocal about your struggles; relapse; & …

57. Sober, Aging & Gay

July 9th, 2018

1:23:47

Bradford talks: being sober, single, gay & 38; giving up his marriage, crystal meth, & alcohol; feeling invisible; putting up a tough …

56. Underactive Thyroid Disease

June 29th, 2018

1:17:42

Alice talks CFS; Underactive Thyroid Disease; doctors who don't listen; General Anxiety Disorder; depression; panic attacks; IBS; radical acceptance & being a mental health advocate!

Alice Sickface (Mental Health …

55. Rape & Psychological Abuse

June 25th, 2018

1:03:39

Lola talks psychological & sexual abuse; victim blaming; BPD; bulimia; living in constant fear; self-harm; suicidal ideation; healing & …

54. Sex Work

June 18th, 2018

1:18:56

Lady Lucia talks SEX WORK; climate justice; witchcraft & tarot; burlesque dancing; eating disorders; being raised Buddhist; & looking outside of capitalism for liberation!

We also discuss:
her first time having …

53. Depression + Writing as Therapy (w/ Sabrina Benaim)

June 11th, 2018

1:24:43

Sabrina Benaim (poet/writer) explains how finding a squash-ball-sized tumor in her twenties led to her vocalizing her feelings and mental health struggles through slam poetry.  Her first mental breakdown was in tenth …

50. OCD + Treatment

May 13th, 2018

1:19:39

Stuart Ralph (The OCD Stories podcast) had his first OCD symptom at age 7 but didn't start treating it until age 26.  He shares his story AND his wealth of knowledge about OCD & treatment!  PLUS, there's a new theme …

49. OCD + Eating Disorders

May 6th, 2018

1:21:26

Alli G (therapist) talks OCD (since age 7); skin picking; being a social worker for holocaust survivors; perfectionism; & the importance of …

48. Borderline Personality Disorder

April 29th, 2018

1:16:22

Danika Ransome talks about her experience growing up with BPD, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.  We also discuss nine symptoms of BPD, which gives the listener a better idea of what it's like to experience the …

47. Disordered Eating

April 19th, 2018

1:02:41

Holly Lowery (ED recovery coach + anti-diet advocate) talks about her history with disordered eating & recovery AND presents healthier ways to …

46. Bulimia

April 15th, 2018

1:06:41

Janet talks binge eating & purging; her mother's death; fatphobia; body-shaming & positivity; the myth of "good" and "bad" food; 12-step programs & the challenges of recovery and MORE!

CW: suicide, …

45. Agender & Polyamory

April 7th, 2018

1:13:38

Paul G (artist/musician) talks about: their journey from CIShet monogamous male TO agender, pansexual, polyamorous person; the paradox of the …

44. Dissociative Identity Disorder (aka Multiplicity)

March 25th, 2018

1:15:56

Cher shares his experience with D.I.D.*; being trans; having an abusive step-father; being bullied; and his various alters ("alternate …

43. Alcoholism

March 11th, 2018

1:11:41

He was in rehab at age 14 and living in a homeless shelter in his 20s.  He crashed a car into a house and was locked out of his apartment by police.  …

42. BFRBs

February 26th, 2018

1:07:31

Haley O. talks about her experience with depression, PTSD and Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (called "BFRBs" eg. skin picking).  She talks about her diagnoses (Turrets, ADHD, OCD, anxiety and depression) and about …

41. BPD + Addiction

February 11th, 2018

1:21:12

An anonymous guest tells the story of how she was rejected from an out-patient program (rehab) after hitting a "bottom".  She talks about BPD, addiction, rehab, self-sabotage, coping mechanisms & health insurance.

CW

40. Childhood Emotional Neglect

November 27th, 2017

1:14:49

My guest talks about her bipolar mother & wealthy, absent father, how her childhood traumas transferred into addictions which she later went to …

39. Queer Threesomes + Non-Monogamy

October 20th, 2017

1:12:32

Levi Chase (Ep 16) talks about their first threesome, fear & attraction towards men, non-monogamy, being sensitive & neurotic, AND my recent …

37. Bipolar Psych Nurse

September 18th, 2017

1:20:47

An anonymous guest (Ep 92) talks about her experience as a psych nurse and a mom who also deals with bipolar, OCD and BPD.  She's been a patient AND …

36. PTSD & Abusive Parents

September 7th, 2017

1:00:41

Krystal P talks about her experience living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); her traumatic upbringing (alcoholic, abusive parents), …

35. Anal Sex & Sexualized Violence

August 25th, 2017

1:09:34

Gillian Carleton (Ep 6) and I chat butt stuff & sexual trauma.

CW: sexual assault, rape.

We discuss:
BOTTOMING (the empowerment of receiving …

34. Self-Harm & Depression

July 27th, 2017

1:12:19

Tesla (18) talks about her experience having alcoholic parents, living with her grandma, psych wards, depression, anxiety, cutting & body …

33. Relapsing on Crystal Meth

July 12th, 2017

1:03:30

Bradford (Ep 57) talks about his addiction to crystal meth (+ alcohol, cocaine, & MDMA), getting robbed, fired & divorced leading up to his …

32. Vaginismus

June 19th, 2017

1:18:32

Kelsey Germain talks about Vaginismus, a PAINFUL disorder that has DEEPLY impacted her sex-life (and life in general).  She also talks about her …

31. Perfectionism & People Pleasing

May 31st, 2017

1:06:50

Grey Traynor talks about his experiences growing up with anxiety, depression, people-pleasing and perfectionism.

We also talk:
realizing you're gay at a young age; the "I'll feel better when..." trap; perfectionism as a …

30. Dermatillomania (Skin Picking Disorder)

April 7th, 2017

1:00:17

Leanne Inuarak-Dall talks about her skin picking disorder (aka Dermatillomania, a Body Focused Repetitive Behavior or "BFRB").  She explains how it started, what it feels like, and why she struggles with it.

We also …

29. My Story: Relapse, Suicide Attempts & Psych Wards

March 13th, 2017

1:16:10

Steph interviews ME about my relapse; depression & anxiety; moving back home with my parents; alcohol abuse; meds; suicidal ideations & a …

28. Skin Picking Disorder (Dermatillomania)

February 22nd, 2017

1:33:25

Norah talks about her experiences with anxiety, depression and skin picking disorder (Dermatillomania, a Body Focused Repetitive Behavior or "BFRB").

We also talk:
exercise, meditation and art as therapy; the purpose of …

26. Fear of EVERYTHING

January 23rd, 2017

1:11:51

Alexis Kastner joins me to talk about FEAR of: failing, letting people down, being drugged, empty houses, flying, cougars, making decisions, and more!

25. Graves' Disease

January 16th, 2017

1:11:11

Sarah Hager talks about her experience with the auto-immune disorder called Graves' Disease AND O.C.D.; panic attacks; getting fired for her anxiety; and her fear of EVERYTHING!

We also talk:
rituals; living with a …

24. BPD + Friendship

December 12th, 2016

1:11:59

Anya and I talk about all things mental health!  We discuss: Borderline Personality Disorder; 
dissociating;  
knowing your limits;  
fear;  
naming your scary thoughts and feelings;  
(TW!) cutting;  
being an angsty …

23. Perfectionism & ADHD

November 25th, 2016

1:09:45

Stephanie West returns (EP 3) to talk text message anxiety; dopamine shortages; negative self-talk; being overwhelmed; procrastination; & …

22. Depression & Feeling Overwhelmed (Pt 2)

October 8th, 2016

1:16:25

(Pt 2) Crystal talks: suicidal ideation (CW); setting attainable and reasonable goals; reaching out for support; feeling overwhelmed; trusting that things will work out; & the challenge of receiving compliments!

21. Self-Care & Coping Strategies (Pt 1)

October 4th, 2016

51:55

Crystal talks radical acceptance; becoming a mental-health worker; transferring addictions; body shame; disordered eating & more!

(Pt 1) Crystal (musician/artist aka White Poppy) returns to the podcast!  We talk all …

20. Being Queer

September 28th, 2016

1:25:47

Psalm talks being bullied; growing up in a small town; ADHD; toxic masculinity; finding QUEERness; challenging gender norms; & creating your own …

19. Testing HIV +

September 14th, 2016

1:17:07

Piotr Burek, tells his story of testing positive for HIV and how he's learned to navigate his emotions and live a healthy life.  

We also discuss:
feeling like you've been given a death sentence, being outed without …

18. Residential Schools & Intergenerational Trauma

September 7th, 2016

1:20:30

PEPAḴIYE Ashley Cooper is a member of the Tsartlip First Nation on Vancouver Island (BC).  She tells the story of how her family, culture, language, …

17. Her Brother's Suicide

August 31st, 2016

1:21:01

Kay Gallivan (artist/musician) tells the story of her brother's suicide and the pain it caused her and the family; masculinity (& the stigma …

16. Emotional Abuse

August 24th, 2016

1:37:58

Levi Chase (musician) talks about acting emotionally abusive; toxic relationships; depression, shame & substance abuse; going to rehab; capitalism; ayahuasca; & 12-step support groups!

We also talk:
our personal …

15. Eating Disorders & Scoliosis

August 15th, 2016

1:31:18

Mary Rubin (model) talks about the challenges of appearing able bodied but having chronic illness; people's projections of "perfection"; anxiety, …

14. Alcoholism + Sobriety

August 8th, 2016

1:40:15

Ian talks: hitting rock bottom & the road to recovery; anxiety & depression; anger issues; drunk driving & DUIs; + getting kicked out of bars!

Ian J (Musician) talks about his life slowly falling apart due …

13. Being Two-Spirit

August 1st, 2016

1:15:24

Dion talks: being Two Spirit; OCD, anxiety & depression; coming out at 13; suicidal urges (CW); growing up on AND off reserve;  isolation; & …

12. Asexuality

July 25th, 2016

1:04:07

Max talks all things ASEXUALITY: dating; low sex-drives; coming out; low sexual attraction: + common misconceptions; AND being an HSP & introvert!

Max Monday (Musician/radio-host) talks about growing up asexual and …

11. OCD & Panic Attacks

July 18th, 2016

1:20:19

My guest (comedian/musician) talks about living with O.C.D., anxiety & panic attacks, depersonalization, existential depression & growing up in a working-class small town!

We also discuss:
being too poor to …

10. Fentanyl Addiction & Fibromyalgia

July 11th, 2016

1:18:23

Nicole discusses struggles with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, & Opioid addiction; detox; bad doctors; NA; depression; + challenging relationships …

9. Being Transgender

July 4th, 2016

56:04

Kai Conradi talks about being trans, HRT, testosterone, trans-stereotypes, harassment, dating & growing up in a small town.

We also discuss:
being uncomfortable around men;
feeling like and alien;
things not to ask …

8. Death, Loss + Trauma

June 27th, 2016

1:14:01

Courtney Wendland returns to discuss the murder of her brother when she was a teenager: the devastation, PTSD, and recovery.  She has a resilient, …

7. Self-Worth & Existential Depression

June 20th, 2016

1:11:48

Crystal talks: existential depression; rejecting beauty standards; self-worth; MAKING ART; purpose; coping mechanisms; spirituality; meditation; & more!

Crystal Dorval (AKA White Poppy: musician/artist) and I chat …

6. Queer Sex + Low Sex Drives

June 12th, 2016

1:24:17

Gillian talks: sex positivity; feeling like an ALIEN; SSRIs; queer culture; Viagra; body dysmorphia; eating disorders & self-acceptance!

Former …

5. (MY MOM) Living With AND Loving The Depressed People In Your Life

June 6th, 2016

1:05:32

Me and my MOM talk about what it's like living with depressed people.  This is an emotional one--get your tissues out!

CW: suicide, hospitals, self-harm.

We discuss:
My dad's mental breakdown;
My various breakdowns;
how …

4. Addiction + Recovery

May 30th, 2016

1:21:30

Sara talks: her battle with addiction; her rock bottom; abusive relationships; PTSD; self-care & RECOVERY!

Sara (photographer/artist) the highs …

3. ADHD, Depression + Anxiety

May 22nd, 2016

1:06:06

Stephanie West explains ADHD, how it feels, how meds work, and how debilitating it is (especially when people don't take you seriously).

Stephanie West was diagnosed with ADHD in her twenties, but lived undiagnosed for …

2.2 Depression & Over-Stimulation (Pt 2)

May 17th, 2016

55:29

(Pt 2) Mikey L and I talk depression, over-stimulation, obsessive tendencies, body-shame & low self-esteem!

CW: suicide

We also discuss:
feeling …

2.1 Depression & SOCIAL ANXIETY (Pt 1)

May 16th, 2016

1:01:42

(Pt 1) Mikey L discusses major depression, medication, being TERRIFIED of the phone, & having major SOCIAL anxiety but forcing yourself to be …

1. Anxiety + Panic Attacks

May 4th, 2016

1:13:04

Courtney Wendland and I discuss anxiety, panic attacks, medication, therapy, traumatic events, obsessive tendencies developed to cope with stress, …

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