In the Wake

In the Wake

Welcome to In the Wake with Whytli. I am a certified life coach and a mental health advocate. I am also a survivor of sexual and mental abuse. I am choosing to rise up from the hurt and the pain. I am turning my story into one of hope and light. I choose empowerment, growth, and empathy. As I continue to heal from my trauma, I am making my voice heard through this podcast platform. I have become a passionate advocate for those suffering from mental illness and abuse. I am here to share my personal journey and insights with my corner of the world.... Show More

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November 4, 2019 66 min

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This is a heavier episode as we speak of sexual assault, rape, and abuse. If you are suffering or recovering from a mood or mental disorder and/or a victim of sexual assault or abuse, please listen with caution or don't listen at all. The last thing I would want is for hearing these things to set you back in your healing journey or to trigger negative thoughts or emotions. Also, if you are a ... Read more

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This is a heavier episode as we speak of sexual assault, rape, and abuse. If you are suffering or recovering from a mood or mental disorder and/or a victim of sexual assault or abuse, please listen with caution or don't listen at all. The last thing I would want is for hearing these things to set you back in your healing journey or to trigger bad memories or thoughts.
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This is a heavier episode. We continue to talk about the difficult aftermath of my abuse and my decision to speak about it publicly. If you are suffering or recovering from a mood or mental disorder, and/or sexual assault, abuse, or trauma, please listen with caution or don't listen at all. The last thing I would want is for hearing these stories to set you back in your healing journey or to ... Read more

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This is a heavier episode. We talk about my suicide attempts and sexual abuse in explicit detail. If you are suffering or recovering from a mood or mental disorder, and/or sexual assault, abuse, or trauma, please listen with caution or don't listen at all. The last thing I would want is for hearing these stories to set you back in your healing journey or to trigger bad memories or thoughts. A... Read more

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Caitlin Taylor started an Instagram platform called @NotMySinToShare as a way to reach other wives struggling with their husbands' pornography addictions. Caitlin's husband, Adrian, then started a second Instagram platform called @ItIsMySinToShare where he was open and... Read more

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In this interview, Dillon tells of his experiences serving refugees in Germany. He was on a service mission trip for two weeks. In that time, he learned the difference between selfish and selfless service and then he tells stories about how he applied it to his personal life. He recounts the lessons he learned from the people he was serving and serving with and the ways that he was changed as a person. Listen in to hear more fro... Read more

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In this intimate and vulnerable interview, Joseph and Carolyn don't hold anything back. They speak of their experiences and emotions from childhood up until current day. Through telling their stories, there are many relatable aspects and lessons to take away. If you listen with an open mind, hopefully you'll leave with more compassion, empathy, and understanding.

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This is a heavier episode and I talk about my suicide attempts and suicidal ideation. I speak of the heaviness of the depression I’ve faced and includes great detail at some points. So if you are suffering or recovering from a mood or mental disorder, please listen with caution or don’t listen at all. The last thing I would want is for hearing these things to set you back in your healing journey ... Read more

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August 6, 2019 67 min

In this episode, I dive deep into my experience battling anxiety and panic attacks. I speak of my triggers, stories, coping mechanisms, and experience with medication and therapy. I went from having multiple panic attacks every single day to not having a panic attack for months at a time. Listen in to hear more of how I made that transformation and what it looks like day to day living with severe anxiety.

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July 30, 2019 31 min

In this quick episode, I talk about what it means to be aligned with your core beliefs and values and living an authentic life. I speak of how your delivery can look different while your inner self is consistent. I give examples and scenarios to show the differences between living in alignment versus living inauthentically. I address the term "fake" that gets thrown around and what that means. Authenticity is imperfectio... Read more

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July 21, 2019 42 min

In this episode, I briefly answer the following questions:

  • How do you show kindness and charity to others without letting them take advantage of you?
  • How do you feel confident and enjoy your summer when you don’t look like the perfect skinny, blonde, tan bikini body?
  • After making mistakes in life, how do you recover and come back stronger?
  • What are some ways to cope with anxiety?
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  • July 16, 2019 50 min

    We experience these deaths that aren’t physical. These endings. These losses and changes that leave us in just as much pain, mourning, and heartache as the physical death of something. In this episode, I process and speak to my experiences right now as I grieve the end and change of so many aspects of my life. I talk about the numbing (denial & isolation), the feeling of emotions (depression, anger, and bargaining), and the ... Read more

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    In this week's episode, I passionately speak about our misuse of technology that has turned into addiction. I explain the negative affects our phones and social media have on our lives, relationships, and overall happiness. Then, I give different tips as to how you can make shifts in your habits to improve the way you use your technology in a minimalist fashion. I speak of personal experiences about how technology has affect... Read more

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    Alex is a growing influencer that shares a love for fashion, photography, dance, and art. He expresses himself through these creative outlets and shares them with the world. In this intimate interview, we dive into his coming out story, what it was like growing up in a white Christian community as a gay black kid, and his experiences at Pride. As you listen, you get a glimpse into the behind the scenes humanness of the influence... Read more

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    In this week's episode, I interview an old friend, Annie Romano, as she tells her experiences battling obsessive compulsive disorder and social anxiety. She has graduated with her bachelor's of science in psychology so that she can turn around her struggle to help others. She shared her #NoFilter story about mental illness through my foundation, End The Stigma, so be sure to check it out. Annie is lovable, genuine, and i... Read more

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    After Megan shared her #NoFilter story about an eating disorder, I knew I had to have her on the podcast to allow her a space to talk further about her experience and things she's learned.

    Last week, Megan and I discussed eating disorders, diet culture, and intuitive eating. In this second interview, we speak more to body image, beauty, and learning to love yourself. If you haven't already, listen to last week... Read more

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    After Megan shared her #NoFilter story about an eating disorder, I knew I had to have her on the podcast to allow her a space to talk further about her experience and things she's learned. 

    In this intimate interview, Megan and I delve deeper into what her eating disorder looked like, the difference between disordered eating and eating disorders, what diet culture is and its harmful effects, and the wonders of int... Read more

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    There's a false sense of security in planning out your future detail by detail, years in advance. The thing is, we don't plan for the bumps in the road, the trials, the obstacles, and the plot twists. When your life changes in the blink of an eye, your sense of security in planning out your life is wiped out from under you. That's why I live by the statement: 'Next right thing, one thing at a time.' 
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    May 6, 2019 21 min

    In this week's episode, I talk about the different experiences I had going to the same Lights Festival two years in a row. Through my collection of stories, I learned an assortment of life lessons. The feeling and experience of 5,000 lights being released into the dark sky is indescribable but I do my best to sum it up in a poetic and metaphorical way. I speak to the burdens that were lifted, the love and connection that flo... Read more

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    In this interview with Spencer Rogers, scientist, silversmith, and artist, we talk passionately about what toxic masculinity looks like, how it affects the men and boys in society, and dismantling those beliefs or characteristics. Spencer speaks from his own experience of not fitting the status quo of manliness and how that has affected his self esteem and identity. He also suffers with mental health challenges and discusses the... Read more

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