CrazySimple

CrazySimple

At the end of a long week, sometimes you just need an answer that is crazy simple. Welcome to "Crazy Simple," the podcast where we take a fun and lighthearted approach to some of life's most complex questions. Join your hosts, Dr. Christopher Taylor and Lori Vann, as they dive into the world of mental health, personal experiences, and the occasional bout of self-doubt. In this show, we explore the not-so-crazy aspects of our daily lives, debunking myths and breaking down stigmas about mental health. From sharing stories about their own moments of doubt to discussing important mental health topics, Dr. Taylor and Lori offer a fresh perspective that's, well, crazy simple. In each episode, they bring you the latest in mental health news and provide practical advice to navigate life's challenges. They also tackle questions like "Am I crazy?" and explore the idea that sometimes, life is just about learning how to "struggle well." So if you've ever wondered about your own sanity, want to understand mental health better, or are just looking for some straightforward and relatable insights, join us on "Crazy Simple." Life doesn't have to be overly complex, and we're here to prove it. Tune in, laugh, learn, and embrace the simple side of life. Subscribe to "Crazy Simple" today!

Episodes

February 21, 2024 19 mins

🎙️ Join Dr. Christopher Taylor and Lori Vann, MA, LPCS, on the latest episode of Crazy Simple as they unpack the complexities of gambling addiction. From Mark Cuban's casino aspirations to the moral implications of gambling, no stone is left unturned. Delve into the psychological and societal facets of gambling as they explore its addictive nature and its impact on individuals and communities.

From the rush of dopamine to the ...

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🎙️ Join Dr. Christopher Taylor and Lori Vann, MA, LPCS, on a heartfelt discussion about Valentine's Day expectations in the latest episode of Crazy Simple Podcast! 💖 Whether you're celebrating with a significant other, enjoying Galentine's with friends, or embracing self-love, this episode offers valuable insights for everyone.

🤔 Dr. Taylor and Lori explore the societal pressures surrounding Valentine's Day an...

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February 8, 2024 17 mins

🚩 In the latest episode of Crazy Simple, join Dr. Christopher Taylor and Lori Vann, MA, LPCS as they delve into the crucial topic of red flags in counseling relationships. Drawing from years of experience, Lori shares insights into warning signs that both clients and counselors should be aware of, ensuring a healthy therapeutic alliance.

🤔 Ever wondered when it's time to switch counselors? Lori discusses her wealth of experie...

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👋 Join Dr. Christopher Taylor and Lori Vann, MA, LPCS as they unpack the surprising impact of a simple Elmo tweet on social media. In this episode of Crazy Simple, they delve into the broader implications of Elmo's message, revealing deeper insights into the state of mental health in today's society.

🔍 From skyrocketing engagement numbers to the underlying reasons why people resonate with Elmo's innocent inquiry, th...

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Welcome back to Crazy Simple! In this episode, Dr. Christopher Taylor and Lori Vann, MA, LPCS delve into the complexities of workplace well-being. They dissect a recent study on the effectiveness of mental health benefits offered by over 200 UK organizations. The shocking revelation? Employees utilizing resources like mindfulness apps and time management courses didn't report feeling any better than their counterparts who didn...

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In our latest episode, Dr. Christopher Taylor and Lori Vann, MA, LPCS, tackle the common challenge of giving up on New Year goals and provide practical insights to resurrect them successfully.

From understanding the scope of change to reassessing SMART goals and building a supportive environment, they share valuable tips on overcoming setbacks. Discover the importance of self-grace, finding a legit cheerleader, and breaking down amb...

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Welcome back to Crazy Simple with Dr. Christopher Taylor and Lori Vann, MA, LPCS. In this episode, they tackle a timely topic for the new year—dealing with haters. Whether it's colleagues, friends, or family, encountering negativity can be challenging. Join Dr. Taylor and Lori as they share personal experiences and discuss strategies for handling sabotage in various aspects of life. From confronting the issue head-on to adopti...

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January 4, 2024 15 mins

Welcome back to another episode of "Crazy Simple"! 🌟 Dr. Christopher Taylor and Lori Vann, MA, LPCS, delve into the essence of resilience in the new year. Join the conversation as they discuss practical steps to build resilience early in the year and stay committed to your goals.

Discover the power of reframing negative thoughts, banishing the "shoulds," and embracing a mindset of "I will." Plus, learn...

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Dr. Taylor kicks off the episode with the enthusiasm of setting resolutions for total self-actualization, declaring that this year will be the pinnacle of personal growth. However, Lori brings a touch of realism, emphasizing the importance of a positive mindset and effective goal-setting strategies.

In a world where only 41% of Americans attempt New Year's resolutions and a mere 9% achieve them, the hosts explore the pitfalls a...

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Welcome back to Crazy Simple with Dr. Christopher Taylor and Lori Vann. In this special holiday episode, the hosts share their experiences and insights on managing the festivities during a season that can be both joyful and challenging.

As the holidays approach, Dr. Taylor and Lori explore the dynamics of holiday stress, the importance of self-care, and the significance of acknowledging both the highs and lows. With candor and humor...

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Welcome back to Crazy Simple, where Dr. Christopher Taylor and Lori Vann take on the challenge of navigating the holiday season for overachievers. Lori, a self-proclaimed "overly awesome overachiever," and Dr. Taylor explore the fine line between pushing oneself to the fullest potential and teetering on the edge of burnout.

In this episode, they share personal insights and provide actionable tips on finding balance in the ...

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In this impactful episode of Crazy Simple, Dr. Christopher Taylor and Lori Vann tackle a pressing issue: suicide rates and the importance of hope. Recent CDC studies have brought alarming statistics to light, revealing the rising rates of suicide, especially during the holiday season.

The hosts shed light on the complex relationship between depression, seasonal changes, and the profound impact on mental health. Unpacking the demogra...

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Join Dr. Christopher Taylor and Lori Vann in a riveting episode as they explore the potential dystopian future where technology replaces the human touch in mental health care. Lori paints a vivid picture of a world where people turn to AI for counseling, facing isolation and the absence of genuine human connection. Is this the path we're headed towards?

In this thought-provoking discussion, they dive into the rising trend of me...

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In this Thanksgiving special episode of "Crazy Simple," join co-hosts Dr. Christopher Taylor and Lori Vann, MA, LPCS as they navigate the holiday season's complexities, exploring the often-overlooked importance of Thanksgiving. Amid the chaos of "Forced Family Fun Day" and the excitement of Cowboys football, they delve into the psychological impact of skipping over Thanksgiving and rushing into the material...

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Welcome back to Crazy Simple! In this episode, Dr. Christopher Taylor and Lori Vann, MA, LPCS, discuss their Thanksgiving traditions, from navigating the feast to sneaking deviled eggs and the joys of leftovers. They also tease their upcoming episode on gratitude and thankfulness.


The hosts delve into a recent study from the American Counseling Association revealing the alarming rise of loneliness in the era of consta...

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In this episode of "Crazy Simple," hosts Dr. Christopher Taylor and Lori Vann dive into the challenging territory of discussing politics with family during holidays. As election season heats up, conversations can become polarized and contentious. The hosts offer valuable insights and advice for maintaining healthy dialogues without damaging relationships.

Dr. Taylor and Lori encourage listeners to approach these ...

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November 2, 2023 16 mins

In this episode of "Crazy Simple," your hosts, Dr. Christopher Taylor and Lori Vann, take a candid dive into Dr. Taylor's tumultuous life experiences that have unfolded recently. From a persistent respiratory virus and a never-ending headache to a house leaking and a sprained ankle during a camping trip, he shares the chaos that has disrupted his everyday life.

While it might seem like a series of unfortunat...

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October 26, 2023 15 mins

Welcome back to "Crazy Simple!" Dr. Christopher Taylor and Lori Vann return with a spine-tingling episode just in time for Halloween. Join them as they explore the mysterious world of fears, phobias, and the things that go bump in the night.

Dr. Taylor opens up about his fear of spiders and shares a fascinating insight into how our minds project fear onto everyday situations. Meanwhile, Lori discusses her past fe...

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October 19, 2023 13 mins

Welcome back to "Crazy Simple!" In this exciting second episode, your hosts, Dr. Christopher Taylor and Lori Vann, dive into the world of relationships and mental health. They tackle the big question on everyone's mind: Are you with someone who might be considered a little "crazy"?

Join Dr. Taylor and Lori as they navigate the intricacies of personal connections, whether it's your significant other, fri...

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October 12, 2023 13 mins

Welcome to "Crazy Simple," the podcast where we take a fun and lighthearted approach to some of life's most complex questions. Join your hosts, Dr. Christopher Taylor and Lori Vann, as they dive into the world of mental health, personal experiences, and the occasional bout of self-doubt.

In this show, we explore the not-so-crazy aspects of our daily lives, debunking myths and breaking down stigmas about mental health....

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